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
USGS Otaki, New Zealand Nov 08 05:59 3.6 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Nov 07 08:11 4.0 165 MAP
EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Nov 07 08:11 4.1 166 MAP
USGS Tokoroa, New Zealand Nov 07 08:11 4.1 174 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Oct 29 14:30 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kyoto - Weak shaking
  • USGS Matamata, New Zealand Oct 27 16:44 4.4 287 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Oct 27 16:44 4.4 286 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Oct 27 16:44 4.5 283 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Oct 24 08:53 4.9 15 MAP
    GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Oct 24 08:53 5.0 10 MAP
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Oct 24 08:53 4.9 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Rotorua, New Zealand Oct 19 17:28 4.3 168 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Oct 19 17:28 4.3 168 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Oct 07 03:29 5.0 50 MAP
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Oct 07 03:29 5.1 38 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Opotiki, New Zealand Oct 07 03:29 4.9 35 MAP
    USGS Waitara, New Zealand Oct 06 10:00 4.3 228 MAP
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Oct 06 10:00 4.3 224 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Oct 06 10:00 4.3 228 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Oct 01 05:16 5.3 29 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Wairoa, New Zealand Oct 01 05:16 5.3 10 MAP
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Oct 01 05:16 5.1 27 MAP
    USGS Queenstown, New Zealand Sep 30 21:07 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taupo, New Zealand Sep 19 00:35 4.2 163 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Sep 19 00:35 4.2 163 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Patea, New Zealand Sep 11 06:57 4.5 110 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Cook Strait, New Zealand Sep 11 06:57 4.5 102 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tokoroa, New Zealand Sep 09 18:08 4.3 205 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Sep 09 18:08 4.3 206 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Sep 04 09:13 4.8 77 MAP
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Sep 04 09:13 4.9 63 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Taupo, New Zealand Sep 04 07:02 5.1 10 MAP
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Sep 04 07:02 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Whakatane, New Zealand Sep 03 14:23 4.5 140 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Sep 03 14:23 4.5 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Maketu, New Zealand Aug 25 02:17 4.1 224 MAP
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Aug 25 02:17 4.1 228 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Castlepoint, New Zealand Aug 19 07:28 4.3 31 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Aug 12 10:35 5.4 13 MAP
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 12 10:35 5.4 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Rotorua - It seems a long way away Rotorua to the site, but a loud bang that was not a car or electrical explosion;
  • USGS Queenstown, New Zealand Aug 12 10:35 5.4 10 MAP
    USGS Motueka, New Zealand Aug 11 20:44 4.7 120 MAP
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Aug 11 20:44 4.7 121 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Aug 11 20:44 4.6 108 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Opotiki, New Zealand Aug 04 14:55 4.7 50 MAP
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Aug 04 14:55 4.7 50 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Auckland Island, New Zealand Aug 04 11:44 4.8 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Riverton, New Zealand Aug 04 00:11 5.0 10 MAP
    GEOFON Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Aug 04 00:11 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Aug 04 00:11 5.1 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Maketu, New Zealand Jul 26 10:02 4.1 250 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Jul 26 10:02 4.1 250 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Jul 26 10:02 4.3 245 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Christchurch, New Zealand Jul 21 20:43 3.4 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jul 20 11:51 3.3 15 MAP
    USGS Christchurch, New Zealand Jul 20 11:51 3.3 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palmerston North, New Zealand Jun 22 20:41 4.1 44 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Jun 22 20:41 4.1 45 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Opotiki, New Zealand Jun 19 15:46 4.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON South Island, New Zealand Jun 08 15:24 4.9 10 MAP
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Jun 08 15:24 4.9 10 MAP
    USGS Arrowtown, New Zealand Jun 08 15:24 4.9 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Arrowtown - Woke me up
  • Queenstown - Woke me up at 3.30am Sunday 9 June. Probably last about 30 seconds.
  • Arrowtown - Moderate shaking
  • USGS Kawerau, New Zealand Jun 04 02:21 4.3 193 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Jun 04 02:21 4.3 194 MAP
    USGS Whakatane, New Zealand Jun 03 03:08 4.6 266 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Jun 03 03:08 4.6 266 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 29 16:38 4.4 185 MAP
    USGS Taupo, New Zealand May 29 16:38 4.4 185 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tokoroa, New Zealand May 29 15:02 4.2 196 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Riverton, New Zealand May 27 14:21 4.5 19 MAP
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. May 27 14:21 4.5 20 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Hastings, New Zealand May 25 05:52 4.0 53 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 25 05:52 4.0 53 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Castlepoint, New Zealand May 18 06:07 4.2 48 MAP
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 18 06:07 4.2 49 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Gisborne, New Zealand May 14 11:16 5.2 10 MAP
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 14 11:16 5.1 10 MAP
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. May 14 11:16 5.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand May 11 16:07 5.0 51 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Apr 27 18:10 5.3 31 MAP
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Apr 27 18:10 5.3 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Hastings, NZ - Weak shaking
  • USGS Turangi, New Zealand Apr 27 07:26 4.3 40 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palmerston North, New Zealand Apr 23 16:37 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Palmerston North - Was woken in the night by one sharp jolt, then about 1-2 seconds of light trembling. No objects fell, no property was damaged.
  • USGS Waiouru, New Zealand Apr 22 14:20 4.5 152 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Apr 22 14:20 4.5 153 MAP
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Apr 21 05:53 4.6 210 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC North Island Of New Zealand Apr 21 05:53 4.6 221 MAP
    USGS Maketu, New Zealand Apr 21 05:53 4.6 226 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Apr 19 07:49 4.3 12 MAP
    USGS Kaikoura, New Zealand Apr 19 07:49 4.3 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Kaikoura - In a restaurant . Lasted 20 seconds. No damage. Very scary especially as I am a tourist. Waitress very distressed.
  • Kaikoura - In a restaurant . Lasted 20 seconds. No damage. Very scary especially as I am a tourist. Waitress very distressed.
  • Kaikoura - Only for a few seconds but at first I thought a large truck had crashed into our hotel it was such a large bang. Felt a very small one again this morning. This was on April 19, around 745
  • USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Apr 06 12:42 4.6 72 MAP
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Apr 06 12:42 4.6 80 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Wairoa, New Zealand Apr 03 01:42 4.2 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Mar 19 17:39 4.6 173 MAP
    USGS Whakatane, New Zealand Mar 19 17:39 4.6 167 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Kaikoura, New Zealand Feb 25 15:08 4.2 12 MAP
    EMSC South Island Of New Zealand Feb 25 15:08 4.2 13 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Blenheim, New Zealand Feb 23 20:56 4.1 17 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off E. Coast Of N. Island, N.z. Feb 20 14:18 4.7 140 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Cook Strait, New Zealand Jan 24 14:12 4.2 200 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Opotiki, New Zealand Jan 18 16:59 4.6 155 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Jan 03 05:07 4.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Riverton, New Zealand Jan 03 03:25 4.7 14 MAP
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Jan 03 03:25 4.7 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Palmerston North, New Zealand Dec 13 20:05 4.4 35 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Te Anau, New Zealand Nov 30 04:17 4.4 10 MAP
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Nov 30 04:17 4.4 2 MAP I Felt It INFO
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Nov 28 13:00 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Bluff, New Zealand Nov 28 13:00 4.4 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Riverton, New Zealand Nov 26 09:57 4.9 10 MAP
    GEOFON Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Nov 26 09:57 5.0 10 MAP
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Nov 26 09:57 5.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    GEOFON Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Nov 24 23:42 5.8 10 MAP
    EMSC Off W. Coast Of S. Island, N.z. Nov 24 23:42 5.1 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Riverton, New Zealand Nov 24 23:42 5.8 10 MAP
    USGS Hastings, New Zealand Nov 04 09:32 4.7 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Waitara, New Zealand Oct 30 02:13 6.1 227 MAP
    GEOFON North Island, New Zealand Oct 30 02:13 6.0 223 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Christchurch - Very weak shaking
  • Masterton - J’étais dans un champ de récolte la secousse a duré environ quatre à cinq secondes
  • Whanganui - Tout va bien mais pour ma 1er expériences c’étais fort pour moi !!
  • Whanganui - Tout va bien mais pour ma 1er expériences c’étais fort pour moi !!
  • USGS Blenheim, New Zealand Oct 26 06:31 4.2 18 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Whakatane, New Zealand Oct 17 16:04 4.8 35 MAP I Felt It INFO

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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.
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    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
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    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
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    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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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