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
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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 15 04:30 3.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 12 13:41 4.2 5 MAP
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 12 13:21 3.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Aug 12 11:24 3.7 129 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS 83 Km N Of Te Anau, New Zealand Aug 12 10:16 4.8 10 MAP
GEONET South Island, New Zealand Aug 12 10:16 5.7 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Aug 12 10:16 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 12 10:16 4.8 8 MAP
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 12 08:37 3.5 72 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 11 16:41 4.0 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kermadec Islands Region Aug 09 22:26 4.4 198 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Aug 08 18:14 3.9 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS 59 Km S Of Wakefield, New Zealand Aug 08 07:51 4.3 77 MAP
GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Aug 08 07:51 4.6 80 MAP
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 08 07:51 4.7 83 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 07 01:57 3.8 78 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand Aug 04 20:42 3.8 172 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Kermadec Islands Region Aug 04 19:31 4.7 450 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Aug 04 10:50 4.2 190 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Aug 04 05:12 3.8 211 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Aug 03 19:59 3.8 201 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 02 21:40 4.1 116 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Aug 02 04:02 3.8 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Aug 01 18:58 4.7 650 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand Jul 31 03:02 3.5 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Kermadec Islands Jul 30 09:10 3.5 279 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Jul 29 18:41 4.1 132 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Kermadec Islands Jul 25 14:01 4.0 299 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Kermadec Islands Jul 24 13:16 4.2 625 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Jul 19 21:42 4.2 195 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS 70 Km Ssw Of Hastings, New Zealand Jul 16 01:42 4.4 28 MAP
EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Jul 16 01:42 4.3 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Jul 07 07:38 4.1 177 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jul 06 17:38 4.6 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jul 04 23:59 4.1 27 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 30 21:17 4.3 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 28 05:55 4.1 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Of Kermadec Islands Jun 27 18:37 4.4 420 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Jun 26 20:41 4.2 74 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Jun 26 20:41 4.9 113 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS 22 Km Nne Of Taupo, New Zealand Jun 26 20:41 4.9 129 MAP
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Jun 26 17:27 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 26 11:36 4.0 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Jun 26 01:10 4.4 263 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 25 04:30 4.2 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 24 22:25 4.2 8 MAP
EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 24 22:20 5.8 10 MAP
GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Jun 24 22:20 5.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Wanaka - I was sitting down at my desk and my chair shook as well as the wall next to me. This lasted for 15 seconds. My place is a basement suite, and half of it is exposed out of the ground.
  • USGS 87 Km Nnw Of Te Anau, New Zealand Jun 24 22:20 5.5 14 MAP
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand Jun 23 12:16 4.1 30 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Jun 21 22:39 4.1 19 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand Jun 20 18:00 4.1 48 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 53 Km Wnw Of Paraparaumu, New Zealand Jun 20 18:00 4.4 77 MAP
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Jun 15 17:29 5.0 44 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 26 Km Ne Of Opotiki, New Zealand Jun 15 17:29 4.9 36 MAP
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Jun 15 17:29 4.9 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Gisborne - Weak shaking
  • EMSC Northwest Of New Zealand Jun 13 02:19 4.7 750 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Kermadec Islands Region Jun 12 18:06 4.2 348 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Jun 12 07:29 4.5 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 96 Km Nw Of Queenstown, New Zealand Jun 12 07:29 4.7 9 MAP
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 12 07:29 4.7 10 MAP
    USGS 87 Km Sw Of Patea, New Zealand Jun 09 16:09 4.5 130 MAP
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand Jun 09 16:09 4.5 130 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Jun 07 04:14 4.2 7 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS 26 Km W Of Foxton, New Zealand Jun 06 23:45 3.9 59 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Jun 06 23:45 4.3 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Of Kermadec Islands Jun 04 04:59 4.4 451 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Of New Zealand Jun 03 12:54 4.1 543 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 31 02:35 4.0 10 MAP
    USGS 40 Km Nnw Of Waitara, New Zealand May 31 02:35 4.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand May 30 10:56 4.4 58 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 30 08:44 4.2 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand May 29 22:56 4.1 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 28 08:33 4.2 36 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand May 27 14:43 4.5 82 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 27 10:32 4.0 482 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Takaka, New Zealand May 27 04:58 4.4 178 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Foxton, New Zealand May 26 00:34 5.0 54 MAP
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand May 26 00:34 5.0 54 MAP
    GEOFON Cook Strait, New Zealand May 26 00:34 5.2 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Foxton, New Zealand May 25 05:44 4.1 54 MAP
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand May 25 05:44 4.1 54 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 25 00:38 4.4 46 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Foxton, New Zealand May 24 22:44 4.2 35 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 24 22:44 4.4 39 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand May 24 21:47 4.0 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Foxton, New Zealand May 24 19:53 5.6 51 MAP
    GEOFON Cook Strait, New Zealand May 24 19:53 5.5 47 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Patea - Strong shaking
  • USGS Maketu, New Zealand May 23 22:40 4.4 217 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 23 22:40 4.3 221 MAP
    EMSC South Of Kermadec Islands May 22 14:04 4.1 406 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 22 03:20 4.1 59 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 21 03:53 4.0 360 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand May 19 22:40 4.3 67 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand May 15 01:25 4.2 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 14 17:39 4.0 210 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 09 19:58 4.2 174 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. May 09 11:06 4.0 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 03 21:20 4.1 142 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. May 03 18:41 4.8 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. May 03 03:31 4.1 5 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Waipawa, New Zealand May 03 03:31 4.3 10 MAP
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Apr 28 03:20 4.3 179 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tairua, New Zealand Apr 28 03:20 4.4 181 MAP
    USGS Takaka, New Zealand Apr 27 02:01 4.3 205 MAP
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand Apr 27 02:01 4.3 214 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Apr 26 22:52 4.9 78 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Apr 26 22:52 5.2 73 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Apr 26 22:52 4.9 74 MAP
    EMSC South Of Kermadec Islands Apr 20 04:22 4.2 150 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Apr 18 07:51 4.4 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Apr 18 07:51 4.4 74 MAP
    USGS Christchurch, New Zealand Apr 18 03:19 3.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Apr 18 00:54 4.6 77 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Turangi, New Zealand Apr 17 06:16 4.1 72 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Apr 17 06:16 4.2 61 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Cook Strait, New Zealand Apr 16 00:54 4.2 166 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Opunake, New Zealand Apr 16 00:54 4.2 164 MAP
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Apr 08 19:49 4.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Lincoln, New Zealand Apr 08 19:49 3.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO

    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) ?
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    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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