New Zealand earthquake list

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The list below shows the last earthquakes in New Zealand

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Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – New Zealand time = UTC +11
SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
GEONET Seddon Oct 21 00:16 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Oct 20 23:38 2.8 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Oct 20 23:03 2.5 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Oct 20 22:48 2.3 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Oct 20 22:36 2.0 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Oct 20 20:09 1.2 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Oct 20 19:45 2.2 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Oct 20 19:21 2.0 77 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 20 17:36 1.6 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Oct 20 17:28 2.3 57 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Oct 20 17:09 2.4 74 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Oct 20 16:49 2.0 89 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Oct 20 16:39 2.3 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 20 16:39 3.1 268 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Turangi Oct 20 16:01 2.9 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 20 15:33 1.6 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Feilding Oct 20 13:44 2.6 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 20 13:29 2.7 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Oct 20 13:11 2.3 233 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Oct 20 13:07 1.8 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Oct 20 13:02 2.5 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 20 12:53 1.6 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Oct 20 12:44 2.5 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 20 12:36 1.4 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Oct 20 12:15 2.7 202 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Oct 20 11:34 4.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Oct 20 11:26 2.8 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Oct 20 11:04 2.0 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Oct 20 11:01 3.4 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Oct 20 09:50 2.0 131 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Oct 20 09:27 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Oct 20 08:54 1.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 20 08:37 2.8 111 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Cheviot Oct 20 07:23 2.8 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 20 06:43 2.6 236 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton Oct 20 06:24 2.2 93 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 20 06:19 1.9 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 20 04:13 1.9 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Oct 20 02:37 1.5 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Oct 20 02:18 2.4 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Oct 20 02:14 1.1 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Oct 20 02:02 2.7 86 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Oct 20 01:37 1.8 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Oct 20 00:33 2.4 83 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 19 23:58 0.8 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 19 23:44 1.6 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Oct 19 22:56 3.2 157 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Oct 19 22:56 3.6 158 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Collingwood Oct 19 21:17 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Turangi Oct 19 21:03 2.0 105 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Oct 19 19:56 2.5 127 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Oct 19 19:55 2.7 184 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Oct 19 19:51 1.7 77 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Oct 19 19:40 2.7 246 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Oct 19 19:01 2.0 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 19 18:48 3.1 321 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Oct 19 18:22 3.0 41 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Oct 19 18:09 3.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Oct 19 18:07 4.7 131 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Anau Oct 19 18:07 5.1 134 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Oct 19 18:07 4.8 134 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 19 18:03 1.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Oct 19 17:36 2.0 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 19 17:04 3.3 246 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Oct 19 16:31 3.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tokoroa Oct 19 16:16 3.7 240 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon Oct 19 15:58 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Oct 19 15:36 1.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Oct 19 14:56 1.4 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 19 14:35 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 19 13:29 1.2 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Oct 19 13:19 1.6 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Oct 19 13:15 1.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Oct 19 13:15 1.8 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 19 13:04 2.4 236 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Oct 19 12:41 1.6 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton Oct 19 12:41 1.6 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Oct 19 12:34 2.8 183 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 19 10:33 2.6 213 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Oct 19 10:31 1.9 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Oct 19 10:23 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Oct 19 10:02 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Oct 19 09:58 1.7 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 19 09:51 0.9 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Oct 19 09:49 2.1 137 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 19 09:45 1.1 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 19 09:35 3.0 312 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Oct 19 09:33 2.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Oct 19 09:31 2.2 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Oct 19 09:07 1.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Oct 19 08:46 2.6 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Oct 19 08:20 2.4 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Oct 19 07:54 2.9 168 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murchison Oct 19 07:20 2.5 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Oct 19 07:12 1.1 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Feilding Oct 19 06:59 2.3 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Oct 19 05:30 2.1 120 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Oct 19 05:22 1.6 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Oct 19 04:59 1.8 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Oct 19 03:29 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Oct 19 02:51 2.5 98 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Oct 19 02:42 2.1 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Oct 19 02:27 2.6 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Oct 19 02:22 2.3 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Oct 19 01:05 1.4 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Oct 19 00:35 2.3 106 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Oct 19 00:03 1.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Oct 18 23:33 1.7 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Oct 18 23:20 1.9 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Oct 18 21:16 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Oct 18 21:08 2.3 193 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Oct 18 20:54 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Oct 18 20:25 1.7 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Oct 18 19:58 1.5 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga Oct 18 19:47 2.8 316 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Oct 18 19:34 2.1 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Oct 18 19:26 1.8 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Oct 18 18:47 2.0 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Oct 18 18:42 3.1 32 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Twizel Oct 18 18:11 2.4 24 MAP I Felt It

Data sources courtesy : USGSEMSCGFZGEONET

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MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
People :
Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
People :
Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
Fittings :
Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
Structures :
Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
People :
Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
Fittings :
Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
Structures :
Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
Fittings :
Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
Structures :
Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
Environment :
Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
People
General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
Fittings :
Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
Structures :
Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
Environment :
Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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