Earthquake Statistics

The GeoNet project locates between 50 and 80 earthquakes each day, or about 20,000 a year.



Earthquakes Per Day


0100200300400500600700Per Day01-Aug-1601-Nov-1601-Feb-1701-May-17Earthquakes Per Day

Plot showing earthquakes per day over the last 365 days. The maximum earthquakes per day was 798 on 14 November, 2016.


Table summarising earthquake numbers over the last 365 days.
Magnitude Last 7 days Last 28 days Last 365 days
< 2 158 852 14743
2 - 3 250 899 20058
3 - 4 35 135 4689
4 - 5 8 38 1089
5 - 6 1 6 128
>= 6 0 2 9
Total 452 1932 40716