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 Tokomaru Bay Aug 29 08:05 1.4 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Aug 29 08:01 1.7 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Waipukurau Aug 29 07:54 2.1 37 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Aug 29 07:52 2.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Aug 29 07:49 1.9 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ruatoria Aug 29 07:17 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Aug 29 06:48 1.9 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Porangahau Aug 29 06:36 1.0 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET French Pass Aug 29 06:23 2.7 74 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Aug 29 06:19 2.0 63 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Stratford Aug 29 06:05 2.1 28 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Aug 29 05:59 2.1 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Aug 29 05:50 1.9 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Aug 29 05:44 2.1 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Nelson Aug 29 05:36 2.1 75 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 29 05:26 1.5 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 29 04:59 1.5 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Aug 29 04:42 3.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Tokoroa Aug 29 02:21 1.9 40 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ranfurly Aug 29 01:07 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Picton Aug 29 01:04 1.9 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Palmerston North Aug 29 00:04 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Aug 29 00:01 2.2 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Aug 28 23:51 2.2 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Reefton Aug 28 23:48 2.6 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Murupara Aug 28 23:44 1.8 108 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Oxford Aug 28 22:50 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Gisborne Aug 28 22:11 2.3 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Aug 28 20:48 2.2 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Aug 28 20:48 2.1 6 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Opotiki Aug 28 20:46 2.4 89 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Dannevirke Aug 28 20:44 1.6 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Martinborough Aug 28 20:28 1.1 24 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Hastings Aug 28 19:13 1.0 13 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Aug 28 18:18 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Methven Aug 28 18:18 2.2 48 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Feilding Aug 28 18:17 2.5 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Kaha Aug 28 18:16 2.8 33 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taihape Aug 28 18:06 0.8 17 MAP I Felt It
GEONET White Island Aug 28 17:53 2.8 135 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 28 17:43 2.4 86 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Aug 28 17:43 4.1 52 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 28 17:31 2.8 38 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 28 17:26 1.8 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 28 17:07 1.4 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Te Araroa Aug 28 16:47 2.2 51 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Fairlie Aug 28 16:41 2.4 11 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Aug 28 16:39 1.7 20 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Aug 28 15:18 1.7 25 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 28 14:52 1.5 7 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Aug 28 14:00 1.9 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Napier Aug 28 13:40 1.7 82 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 28 13:29 2.1 132 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Levin Aug 28 13:24 2.4 49 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Taupo Aug 28 13:23 2.1 105 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tuatapere Aug 28 13:06 2.7 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wairoa Aug 28 12:43 2.8 42 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 28 12:36 1.3 29 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Whanganui Aug 28 12:09 2.1 30 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 28 10:36 1.3 22 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Wanaka Aug 28 10:04 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEONET Dannevirke Aug 28 09:26 2.0 5 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Eketahuna Aug 28 08:43 1.1 23 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Ohakune Aug 28 08:34 0.5 36 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Aug 28 07:58 2.1 10 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Tolaga Bay Aug 28 07:54 1.9 15 MAP I Felt It
GEONET Christchurch Aug 28 07:53 3.7 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Christchurch - Noise, then mild shaking of home.
  • Christchurch - Tür wackelte und machte Geräusche, Inhalt der Wasserflasche auf dem Schreibtisch bewegte sich
  • GEONET Karamea Aug 28 07:51 2.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Whakatane Aug 28 07:43 1.7 89 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Rotorua Aug 28 07:14 2.0 96 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Christchurch Aug 28 06:19 2.1 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taihape Aug 28 05:35 1.0 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Gisborne Aug 28 05:07 1.7 16 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Turangi Aug 28 04:20 2.1 100 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tolaga Bay Aug 28 04:20 2.0 13 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Dannevirke Aug 28 04:12 1.7 18 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Christchurch Aug 28 03:53 2.8 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wairoa Aug 28 03:49 2.1 24 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Christchurch Aug 28 03:02 3.8 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Ohakune Aug 28 01:57 1.9 154 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Whanganui Aug 28 01:22 1.9 31 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Eketahuna Aug 28 01:17 1.9 26 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Ohakune Aug 28 01:04 1.6 59 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Dannevirke Aug 28 00:34 2.3 5 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Nelson Aug 28 00:33 2.8 54 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taihape Aug 28 00:28 2.9 57 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Wairoa Aug 28 00:25 2.3 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Hanmer Springs Aug 28 00:06 2.7 13 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Anau Aug 27 23:58 3.0 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Whanganui Aug 27 23:55 2.0 25 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Pongaroa Aug 27 23:44 2.5 53 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Aug 27 23:18 2.8 103 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taupo Aug 27 22:39 1.9 104 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Picton Aug 27 22:23 2.1 14 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Kaha Aug 27 21:47 2.1 55 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tolaga Bay Aug 27 21:39 2.7 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Murupara Aug 27 21:38 2.0 41 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Christchurch Aug 27 21:35 1.8 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Cheviot Aug 27 21:04 3.2 34 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Christchurch Aug 27 20:30 2.5 10 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Anau Aug 27 20:17 4.0 43 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Eketahuna Aug 27 20:11 1.7 20 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Matawai Aug 27 19:54 1.4 23 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Christchurch Aug 27 19:48 2.4 9 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Seddon Aug 27 19:42 1.6 15 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Whitianga Aug 27 19:38 2.9 56 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Murupara Aug 27 19:34 2.0 157 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET White Island Aug 27 19:25 2.5 168 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Cheviot Aug 27 19:07 2.9 26 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEONET Taupo Aug 27 18:42 2.4 150 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tolaga Bay Aug 27 18:16 1.3 13 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Rotorua Aug 27 17:13 1.4 6 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Hawera Aug 27 17:02 1.9 98 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Tokomaru Bay Aug 27 16:27 1.8 11 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Taihape Aug 27 16:22 1.1 16 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Waverley Aug 27 16:16 1.9 43 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Te Araroa Aug 27 15:49 2.2 34 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Waverley Aug 27 15:39 2.9 54 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Waipukurau Aug 27 15:13 2.4 40 MAP I Felt It
    GEONET Waipukurau Aug 27 14:50 1.3 35 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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