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M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake: for more information read Latest Updates and Scenarios and Probabilities.

M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake

  • Latest Updates

    We are getting more information from our science reconnaissance teams and are sifting through the mountains of data to develop a better picture of this earthquake. We have new information about the fault ruptures, and have initial estimates on which faults were involved.

  • Scenarios and Probabilities

    In terms of what might happen next the scenarios and probabilities provide an overview of how we see this earthquake sequence evolving over the next few days to one month.

Felt Quakes

This is a list of recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the New Zealand region.

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Intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 1 2017, 12:25:04 am
Depth28 km
Location30 km south-east of Te Kaha
Felt it?quake details...

25 mins ago

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Intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 30 2017, 9:01:25 pm
Depth29 km
Location15 km north-west of Hawera
Felt it?quake details...

3 hours ago

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Intensity light
NZSTSun, Apr 30 2017, 8:03:54 pm
Depth14 km
Location10 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

4 hours ago

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Volcanic Alert Level Summary

Table showing the latest volcanic alert levels. The most active volcanoes are shown first. Volcanic Alert Bulletins are issued whenever there is a significant change in volcanic activity in New Zealand.

VolcanoAlert Level Aviation Colour Code
White Island1GREEN
Mayor Island0GREEN
Auckland Volcanic Field0GREEN
Kermadec Islands0GREEN