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 Whanganui Jul 07 13:09 2.3 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Jul 07 12:50 2.6 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Jul 07 12:43 2.2 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Jul 07 12:42 1.5 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Jul 07 12:12 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Jul 07 11:46 3.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Murupara Jul 07 11:19 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Jul 07 11:16 2.7 108 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Jul 07 11:13 1.8 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jul 07 10:44 1.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Jul 07 10:25 2.4 73 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Jul 07 10:06 1.6 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Jul 07 09:22 2.0 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Jul 07 08:38 2.4 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Jul 07 07:58 2.6 71 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Jul 07 07:25 2.9 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jul 07 07:23 2.3 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Jul 07 06:58 2.7 125 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Jul 07 06:46 2.5 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Jul 07 06:21 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Masterton Jul 07 06:03 1.6 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Jul 07 06:02 2.2 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Jul 07 05:37 3.5 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Kaha Jul 07 05:36 4.3 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Jul 07 04:36 2.3 86 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka Jul 07 03:42 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murchison Jul 07 03:26 2.5 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Jul 07 02:08 2.9 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Jul 07 01:13 2.9 76 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Jul 07 01:07 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Jul 07 01:01 2.2 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Jul 07 00:55 2.3 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jul 07 00:21 2.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Twizel Jul 07 00:19 3.0 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Jul 07 00:18 2.5 122 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hunterville Jul 07 00:18 2.4 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Jul 07 00:18 2.7 187 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Jul 06 22:50 2.6 118 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Jul 06 22:33 3.0 79 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taupo Jul 06 22:12 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jul 06 22:10 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jul 06 22:09 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jul 06 22:08 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jul 06 21:31 1.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jul 06 21:28 1.5 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Jul 06 20:22 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Jul 06 20:20 2.6 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Jul 06 19:22 2.7 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Jul 06 19:14 2.7 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Jul 06 18:51 1.3 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jul 06 18:32 2.4 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jul 06 18:31 2.5 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Jul 06 17:05 2.1 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Jul 06 17:04 2.2 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Jul 06 16:56 2.8 175 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Jul 06 16:28 1.9 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jul 06 16:00 2.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Jul 06 15:59 2.0 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Jul 06 15:51 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Jul 06 15:22 2.5 71 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Jul 06 15:13 2.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Jul 06 12:35 2.6 59 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jul 06 12:31 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jul 06 12:30 2.0 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Jul 06 12:28 3.9 119 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ruatoria Jul 06 12:28 2.5 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Jul 06 11:30 2.0 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Jul 06 11:25 2.4 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jul 06 10:49 2.6 130 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Jul 06 10:28 1.2 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Jul 06 09:37 2.5 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Jul 06 09:30 2.0 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Jul 06 08:54 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Jul 06 08:53 2.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Jul 06 08:24 2.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Jul 06 06:13 3.3 57 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Taihape Jul 06 05:46 3.0 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Jul 06 05:45 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Wanaka, New Zealand Jul 06 05:45 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jul 06 05:45 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Twizel Jul 06 05:45 4.8 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Jul 06 05:36 1.9 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Jul 06 04:48 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Twizel Jul 06 04:34 3.5 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Stratford Jul 06 02:46 2.2 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Jul 06 01:20 1.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Jul 06 00:23 2.7 137 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Jul 05 22:22 2.5 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jul 05 21:50 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Jul 05 20:31 2.1 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jul 05 19:29 1.6 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jul 05 19:04 2.1 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Jul 05 18:57 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jul 05 18:30 1.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Jul 05 18:00 2.0 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Jul 05 17:44 2.9 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jul 05 17:39 2.5 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Jul 05 17:02 2.2 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Anau Jul 05 16:49 3.1 69 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ruatoria Jul 05 14:14 1.9 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Jul 05 13:47 1.6 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Jul 05 13:28 3.3 103 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Milford Sound Jul 05 12:52 3.4 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Porangahau Jul 05 12:21 3.3 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Jul 05 11:48 2.9 137 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Jul 05 10:50 1.3 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Jul 05 10:43 2.1 142 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Jul 05 09:16 2.1 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Jul 05 09:13 2.2 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Jul 05 08:57 1.0 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Jul 05 08:24 2.7 34 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Jul 05 08:09 2.4 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Jul 05 08:01 2.1 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Jul 05 07:17 2.1 81 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Jul 05 06:02 2.6 96 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Jul 05 05:50 2.4 43 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Jul 05 05:30 2.3 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Thames Jul 05 05:11 3.2 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Kaha Jul 05 04:22 1.9 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Jul 05 03:44 2.6 23 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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