Earthquake Statistics

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



Earthquakes Per Day


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Plot showing earthquakes per day over the last 365 days. The maximum earthquakes per day was 423 on 30 March, 2017.


Table summarising earthquake numbers over the last 365 days.
Magnitude Last 7 days Last 28 days Last 365 days
< 2 225 899 14038
2 - 3 171 791 11888
3 - 4 22 84 1498
4 - 5 3 16 562
5 - 6 1 4 77
>= 6 0 0 4
Total 422 1794 28067