Welcome to GeoNet - the official source of geological hazard information for New Zealand.
M7.8 Kaikoura Earthquake: for more information read Latest Updates and Scenarios and Probabilities.

Felt it?

Quake Details

Information about this earthquake and historical location data.

Public ID2017p298836
Intensity weak
Universal TimeApril 21 2017, 13:40:00
NZ Standard TimeSat, Apr 22 2017, 1:40:00 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.0
Location20 km south-east of Christchurch
Latitude, Longitude-43.67, 172.79
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Status automatic
Quality caution

Quake Map

Interactive map showing quake location.

Copyright.

Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:01:582017-04-21T13:40:00.261Z-43.67172.7992.0automaticcaution
000 00:01:162017-04-21T13:40:00.261Z-43.67172.7992.1automaticcaution
000 00:00:472017-04-21T13:40:00.276Z-43.67172.79101.9automaticcaution
000 00:00:452017-04-21T13:40:00.276Z-43.67172.79102.0automaticcaution
000 00:00:432017-04-21T13:40:01.549Z-43.67172.8252.1automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2017-04-21T13:41:58.793Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-04-25T08:29:05.454Z (UT).