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.

Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the New Zealand region over the past year:

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTWed, Apr 19 2017, 3:08:42 pm
Depth38 km
Magnitude5.1
Location25 km south-east of Matawai
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTMon, Apr 17 2017, 5:32:47 pm
Depth25 km
Magnitude4.6
Location25 km south of Hastings
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSun, Apr 9 2017, 11:30:15 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.5
Location30 km south-west of Wellington
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSat, Apr 8 2017, 10:03:23 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.2
Location20 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZSTThu, Apr 6 2017, 9:42:49 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude5.0
Location10 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Mar 30 2017, 12:58:49 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude4.5
Location15 km north-west of Turangi
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 8:51:51 pm
Depth54 km
Magnitude4.8
Location10 km south-west of Paraparaumu
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 1:17:38 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude4.1
Location10 km north-east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Mar 21 2017, 11:58:19 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.4
Location15 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 9:09:45 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude4.5
Location20 km north-east of Pongaroa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Mar 13 2017, 9:41:33 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.0
Location15 km north-west of Methven
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSun, Mar 12 2017, 11:14:53 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude4.6
Location20 km east of Dannevirke
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSat, Mar 11 2017, 6:58:04 pm
Depth29 km
Magnitude4.9
Location40 km south of St Arnaud
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Mar 10 2017, 7:45:15 pm
Depth34 km
Magnitude4.5
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Mar 10 2017, 6:25:57 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.1
Location15 km south-east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Mar 10 2017, 5:00:58 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude4.2
Location5 km north of Cheviot
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSat, Mar 4 2017, 8:27:38 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.5
Location20 km south of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Mar 3 2017, 3:49:13 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude4.0
Location5 km south-east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTThu, Mar 2 2017, 8:01:02 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.2
Location20 km south-west of Cheviot
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Mar 2 2017, 5:17:44 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.7
Location20 km south-west of Cheviot
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Mar 1 2017, 10:19:43 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.8
Location20 km south-west of Cheviot
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Mar 1 2017, 12:14:09 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.1
Location15 km east of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Feb 28 2017, 10:02:45 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.8
Location10 km south-east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 3:36:21 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.3
Location15 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 2:35:53 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude4.9
Location25 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 9:35:58 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.8
Location10 km north-west of Turangi
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 2:16:06 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude4.8
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTSun, Feb 12 2017, 9:18:54 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude5.2
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Feb 7 2017, 4:49:46 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude4.3
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Feb 6 2017, 12:05:33 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.3
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago