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
< 2 163 901 14706
2 - 3 259 911 20001
3 - 4 33 123 4673
4 - 5 2 28 1080
5 - 6 0 6 128
>= 6 0 2 9
Total 457 1971 40597