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 Reefton May 01 04:23 2.4 83 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford May 01 04:10 1.7 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara May 01 03:29 2.2 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo May 01 03:16 2.1 123 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara May 01 03:00 2.2 138 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne May 01 02:51 2.0 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke May 01 02:11 2.0 93 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 01 01:48 3.6 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET French Pass May 01 01:46 3.0 101 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua May 01 01:45 3.3 148 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Pongaroa May 01 01:35 1.6 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha May 01 01:33 1.7 67 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington May 01 01:28 1.4 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 01 01:15 1.4 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 01 01:08 1.6 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau May 01 00:40 4.2 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Seddon May 01 00:37 1.3 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape May 01 00:35 0.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Haast May 01 00:17 2.2 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 30 23:50 2.0 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Matawai Apr 30 23:47 2.0 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Alexandra Apr 30 23:41 2.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 30 23:13 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Apr 30 23:01 2.0 21 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 30 22:21 2.5 183 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Apr 30 22:15 1.8 18 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hunterville Apr 30 22:13 1.5 35 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Apr 30 21:33 1.7 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 30 21:09 1.9 119 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 30 20:58 0.5 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 30 20:41 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 30 20:28 2.1 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 30 19:43 2.1 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 30 19:42 2.2 109 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 30 19:01 1.9 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 30 18:26 2.0 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 30 18:13 2.0 69 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tokoroa Apr 30 17:52 2.2 119 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 30 17:22 1.8 8 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 30 17:08 2.0 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 30 16:41 2.6 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 30 16:37 2.0 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Apr 30 15:45 2.5 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 30 15:40 2.6 136 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Apr 30 14:48 3.4 25 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Apr 30 14:10 2.4 145 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Apr 30 13:49 1.8 112 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Apr 30 13:33 1.5 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 30 13:00 2.3 148 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Apr 30 12:45 1.6 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Apr 30 12:41 0.8 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 30 12:37 2.4 122 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 30 12:29 0.7 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Apr 30 12:26 2.1 60 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 30 12:15 1.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 30 12:14 1.5 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 30 12:12 2.2 58 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 30 12:05 2.2 88 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Apr 30 11:54 2.1 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 30 10:49 1.3 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 30 10:39 0.9 14 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 30 10:22 1.7 96 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taumarunui Apr 30 09:57 2.3 171 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Apr 30 09:40 2.5 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whangamata Apr 30 09:31 2.6 88 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 30 09:07 1.6 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Auckland Apr 30 08:40 2.8 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Apr 30 08:26 2.3 68 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 30 08:20 1.2 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 30 08:04 1.7 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Apr 30 07:44 2.2 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Apr 30 07:39 2.0 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 30 07:37 1.5 53 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Apr 30 07:24 2.6 79 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Apr 30 06:58 1.4 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 30 06:19 1.2 32 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Apr 30 05:58 2.0 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 30 05:19 1.8 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 30 05:15 1.0 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 30 05:04 1.9 41 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 30 04:58 1.9 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Apr 30 04:56 1.9 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Apr 30 04:47 1.4 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Apr 30 04:43 2.4 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 30 04:20 0.6 27 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whakatane Apr 30 04:11 2.7 127 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 30 04:08 2.5 79 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Apr 30 02:39 1.9 50 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Apr 30 02:36 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Kaikoura Apr 30 01:52 2.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 30 01:48 1.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 30 01:30 2.5 96 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Apr 30 01:19 1.8 16 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 30 00:39 1.7 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 30 00:27 0.7 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 30 00:00 1.7 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wellington Apr 29 23:58 2.3 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Paraparaumu Apr 29 23:28 1.4 45 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Apr 29 23:16 0.6 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 29 23:15 2.4 9 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Turangi Apr 29 23:06 2.2 138 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Awamutu Apr 29 22:54 3.0 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Rotorua Apr 29 22:20 2.2 113 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Apr 29 21:08 1.7 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Apr 29 20:58 1.9 70 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Seddon Apr 29 20:33 1.6 12 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Rotorua Apr 29 20:28 2.8 132 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 29 20:24 2.1 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Apr 29 19:19 1.9 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Apr 29 17:41 2.2 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 29 17:21 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Apr 29 16:12 1.7 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Apr 29 15:59 1.3 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Apr 29 15:56 1.9 55 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Apr 29 15:45 1.5 31 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Masterton Apr 29 15:39 2.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Arthur's Pass Apr 29 15:10 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Castlepoint Apr 29 14:50 1.8 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Milford Sound Apr 29 13:54 2.4 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Apr 29 13:54 1.8 41 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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