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 Porangahau Apr 24 01:15 1.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 24 01:11 2.5 206 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 24 01:01 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 24 00:27 1.8 47 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Apr 24 00:26 1.9 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 24 00:25 1.8 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 23 23:52 3.0 104 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Levin Apr 23 23:46 2.5 47 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 23 23:43 2.5 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 23 23:31 0.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 23 23:20 2.2 80 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 23 23:19 2.7 72 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Apr 23 23:18 2.4 150 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 23 23:15 3.6 241 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 22:50 1.7 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 23 22:46 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 23 22:43 2.9 71 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Palmerston North Apr 23 22:05 2.1 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 23 20:09 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 23 20:06 3.7 325 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Blenheim Apr 23 19:38 3.3 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Apr 23 19:37 4.1 224 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Matawai Apr 23 17:41 1.7 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Blenheim Apr 23 17:39 2.0 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET New Plymouth Apr 23 16:52 1.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Apr 23 16:00 3.1 88 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 15:21 2.4 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opunake Apr 23 14:32 3.0 199 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 14:17 1.4 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 13:54 1.9 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 13:44 1.5 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 23 12:16 2.5 202 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 11:58 1.4 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 23 11:41 3.2 33 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Ohakune Apr 23 11:36 1.2 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 23 11:15 2.1 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 23 10:48 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 10:11 1.5 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 23 09:58 1.6 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 23 09:50 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 23 09:45 2.3 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 23 09:42 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 23 09:37 3.2 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET St Arnaud Apr 23 09:26 2.7 57 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 23 08:58 2.3 62 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 23 08:54 0.3 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 08:25 1.6 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 23 08:01 2.2 83 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 23 07:52 1.7 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 23 07:27 3.5 298 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Stratford Apr 23 07:20 2.3 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 23 05:22 4.0 148 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wellington Apr 23 04:49 1.5 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 04:17 1.8 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 23 02:40 2.1 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 01:33 1.7 26 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 23 01:16 2.8 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 23 00:33 2.4 127 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 23 00:00 2.2 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Apr 22 23:48 2.0 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hokitika Apr 22 23:48 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Apr 22 23:11 2.7 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 22 23:09 1.6 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 22 22:57 2.5 104 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Apr 22 22:35 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Levin Apr 22 22:03 1.8 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 22 21:41 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 22 21:12 1.1 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 22 20:56 2.6 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 22 20:55 4.2 335 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET White Island Apr 22 19:36 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 22 18:54 1.7 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 22 18:37 2.2 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 22 18:00 2.1 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Apr 22 16:49 1.9 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 22 16:28 1.6 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 22 16:03 1.6 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 22 16:01 2.2 145 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 22 15:55 1.6 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 22 15:07 2.6 225 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 22 14:57 1.6 4 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 22 14:02 1.3 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 22 14:02 2.5 65 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 22 13:28 1.1 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 22 13:13 1.5 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 22 13:11 2.7 90 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hawera Apr 22 13:06 2.3 80 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Apr 22 11:23 1.9 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 22 11:12 2.2 163 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 22 11:05 1.7 63 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 22 10:17 2.4 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 22 10:17 2.1 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 22 09:51 1.6 19 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Apr 22 09:42 1.3 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 22 09:25 1.8 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 22 09:20 2.5 147 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Apr 22 08:55 1.8 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Apr 22 08:31 3.0 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Wairoa Apr 22 08:22 1.8 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 22 07:47 1.7 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Apr 22 07:40 1.7 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Apr 22 07:35 2.6 109 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 22 07:26 2.5 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 22 06:52 2.9 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 22 06:46 1.8 57 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 22 06:45 2.3 107 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Apr 22 06:32 1.6 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tauranga Apr 22 06:13 2.8 217 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 22 04:38 1.5 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 22 02:15 2.2 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Apr 22 01:47 2.1 135 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast Apr 22 01:46 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waverley Apr 22 01:37 2.7 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 22 01:16 1.6 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Apr 22 00:47 2.3 136 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whitianga Apr 21 23:36 3.2 288 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Hastings Apr 21 23:08 2.2 80 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 21 22:01 1.4 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 21 21:45 3.0 198 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Christchurch Apr 21 21:09 2.7 5 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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