New Zealand earthquake list

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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 Christchurch Mar 07 01:23 2.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Queenstown Mar 06 23:19 3.5 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Turangi Mar 06 22:15 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Mar 06 21:04 2.7 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 06 20:19 2.2 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Mar 06 19:20 1.9 68 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Mar 06 18:10 2.3 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 06 17:56 1.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Mar 06 17:44 2.3 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Mar 06 17:41 1.4 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Mar 06 17:24 1.7 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokomaru Bay Mar 06 16:52 2.2 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 06 16:51 2.6 98 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Mar 06 14:04 2.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Mar 06 13:55 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 06 13:55 2.9 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Blenheim Mar 06 13:50 2.5 44 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Mar 06 13:13 1.5 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 06 12:47 1.1 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 06 11:57 1.8 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 06 11:56 3.6 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Turangi Mar 06 11:28 1.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Mar 06 11:13 2.6 214 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 06 09:54 1.2 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Mar 06 09:46 2.7 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Mar 06 09:40 1.7 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 06 09:33 1.4 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Mar 06 09:25 1.8 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Mar 06 09:14 2.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Karamea Mar 06 08:12 3.3 167 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Mar 06 07:30 3.0 187 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 06 07:19 3.4 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Dannevirke Mar 06 07:03 1.8 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Mar 06 06:54 1.8 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 06 06:32 1.9 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 06 05:43 1.7 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 06 05:30 1.9 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 06 05:25 2.3 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Mar 06 05:24 2.9 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 06 05:23 2.1 219 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Mar 06 05:18 3.1 309 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 06 05:07 3.5 229 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Mar 06 03:04 2.9 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 06 00:42 1.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 06 00:40 2.3 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Mar 05 23:54 2.3 103 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 05 23:41 2.0 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 05 22:06 1.6 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Cambridge Mar 05 20:36 3.0 335 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Mar 05 20:25 2.2 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 05 20:15 2.9 134 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Mar 05 19:48 2.3 116 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Karamea Mar 05 19:12 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Mar 05 18:42 1.8 46 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 05 18:29 3.1 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 05 18:11 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 05 17:47 1.1 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 05 17:40 2.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Mar 05 17:32 2.3 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Mar 05 17:10 2.4 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Pongaroa Mar 05 17:09 3.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Mar 05 16:39 2.1 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Mar 05 16:17 1.3 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 05 15:57 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 05 15:22 1.2 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 05 15:14 2.1 146 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Mar 05 14:58 2.9 28 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET French Pass Mar 05 14:50 2.4 61 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 05 14:43 2.2 66 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ashburton Mar 05 14:33 2.6 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 05 14:32 2.5 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Mar 05 14:17 3.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Te Anau Mar 05 13:25 2.8 108 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 05 13:21 1.6 78 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Mar 05 13:08 3.0 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Blenheim Mar 05 13:07 2.1 52 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Mar 05 12:55 2.5 200 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 05 12:34 3.5 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Mar 05 12:18 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Mar 05 12:10 2.6 150 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hanmer Springs Mar 05 12:01 2.6 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 05 11:50 1.5 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Mar 05 11:03 2.3 56 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 05 10:14 1.4 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Blenheim Mar 05 10:06 1.9 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Mar 05 09:49 2.6 100 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Mar 05 09:38 2.2 144 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Mar 05 09:21 1.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Mar 05 09:21 2.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 05 09:09 1.3 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Motueka Mar 05 08:17 2.1 126 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 05 07:34 1.4 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Mar 05 07:27 1.5 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Mar 05 07:24 2.2 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 05 07:01 2.5 219 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Collingwood Mar 05 06:41 2.7 210 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Mar 05 05:30 1.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 05 04:50 1.2 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Mar 05 04:40 1.7 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Mar 05 04:33 2.1 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Mar 05 04:07 1.9 147 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Mar 05 03:24 2.0 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Mar 05 03:19 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 05 03:18 1.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 05 02:49 0.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Mar 05 02:32 1.8 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Mar 05 02:30 1.6 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Mar 05 02:29 1.0 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 05 02:17 2.0 57 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 05 01:49 1.5 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 05 01:37 1.2 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Mar 05 00:39 2.3 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Mar 05 00:33 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Mar 05 00:19 2.7 207 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kuiti Mar 05 00:18 2.7 333 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Mar 04 23:38 1.4 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston Mar 04 23:37 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Mar 04 23:36 2.1 164 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Mar 04 23:30 2.2 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Mar 04 22:28 1.8 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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