Earthquake Drums



The timestamp shown at the top right of the seismograph drum shown above is the time when this image was last refreshed. The previous four hours (240 minutes) of seismic signals (also known as traces) from all New Zealand National Seismograph Network recording sites are displayed, oldest to most recent from left to right. The stations are ordered from north to south. Earthquakes that have been felt would usually feature on several of these traces within minutes of each other. However, not all earthquakes that are widely recorded on these traces are felt by people.

  • Seismographs that are not operating correctly are displayed with red traces.
  • As there are several different models of seismometer in use, it is not possible to directly compare the amplitudes (heights) of the traces.
Map of New Zealand.
Raoul Island.
Raoul Island
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Omahuta.
Omahuta
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Waipu Caves.
Waipu Caves
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Great Barrier Island.
Great Barrier Island
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Kuaotunu.
Kuaotunu
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Matakaoa Point.
Matakaoa Point
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Tahuroa Road.
Tahuroa Road
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Te Kaha.
Te Kaha
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Puketiti.
Puketiti
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Urewera.
Urewera
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Tolley Road.
Tolley Road
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Matawai.
Matawai
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Hauiti.
Hauiti
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Ruatahuna.
Ruatahuna
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Kokohu.
Kokohu
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Vera Road.
Vera Road
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Black Stump Farm.
Black Stump Farm
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Wanganui.
Wanganui
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Pawanui.
Pawanui
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Takapari Road.
Takapari Road
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Mangatainoka River.
Mangatainoka River
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Birch Farm.
Birch Farm
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Quartz Range.
Quartz Range
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Nelson.
Nelson
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Wellington.
Wellington
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Denniston North.
Denniston North
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Top House.
Top House
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Kahutara.
Kahutara
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Inchbonnie.
Inchbonnie
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Lake Taylor Station.
Lake Taylor Station
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Greta Valley.
Greta Valley
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Waitaha Valley.
Waitaha Valley
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Oxford.
Oxford
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Fox Glacier.
Fox Glacier
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McQueen's Valley.
McQueen's Valley
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Rata Peaks.
Rata Peaks
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Chatham Island.
Chatham Island
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Jackson Bay.
Jackson Bay
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Lake Benmore.
Lake Benmore
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Milford Sound.
Milford Sound
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Wanaka.
Wanaka
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Otahua Downs.
Otahua Downs
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Earnscleugh.
Earnscleugh
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Mavora Lakes.
Mavora Lakes
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Deep Cove.
Deep Cove
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Otago Peninsula.
Otago Peninsula
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Wether Hill Road.
Wether Hill Road
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Tuapeka.
Tuapeka
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Puysegur Point.
Puysegur Point
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The Paps.
The Paps