M 8.2 Wairarapa Tue, Jan 23 1855

The 1855 earthquake is the most severe earthquake to have occurred in New Zealand since systematic European colonisation began in 1840.



Earthquake Details


When Tue Jan 23 1855 9:11 PM
Where 20 km west of Martinborough
Shaking Extreme
Magnitude 8.2
Depth 33 km
Quality best
 

Felt Report Summary


Extreme 0
Severe 0
Strong 0
Moderate 0
Light 1
Weak 0
  Total 1

Earthquake Details


When Tue Jan 23 1855 9:11 PM
Where 20 km west of Martinborough
Shaking Extreme
Magnitude 8.2
Depth 33 km
Quality best

Shaking Map


Interactive Map showing quake location and reported shaking.

Felt Report Summary


Extreme 0
Severe 0
Strong 0
Moderate 0
Light 1
Weak 0
  Total 1