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 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 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 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 strong
NZDTWed, Feb 1 2017, 11:21:29 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude5.1
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 10:00:16 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude5.1
Location10 km west of Te Kaha
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTWed, Jan 11 2017, 1:19:21 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.1
Location15 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTFri, Jan 6 2017, 12:17:34 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude5.4
Location15 km south of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTThu, Dec 29 2016, 3:34:33 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude5.6
Location35 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTWed, Dec 28 2016, 12:38:46 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.7
Location5 km north-east of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTWed, Dec 21 2016, 3:27:08 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.7
Location5 km north-east of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 4:15:47 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.5
Location10 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTSun, Nov 27 2016, 9:42:16 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude4.8
Location15 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTTue, Nov 22 2016, 6:13:33 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude5.7
Location15 km south-east of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTThu, Nov 17 2016, 10:05:00 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude5.0
Location10 km south-east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTWed, Nov 16 2016, 7:19:00 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude4.9
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTWed, Nov 16 2016, 2:52:03 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.8
Location10 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 8:12:26 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.9
Location15 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 7:30:33 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude5.8
Location20 km north of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 6:09:27 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude5.4
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 2:43:52 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.2
Location15 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 2:34:45 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude5.8
Location15 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 8:17:33 am
Depth19 km
Magnitude5.0
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 4:22:19 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.6
Location10 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 1:03:00 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.8
Location5 km west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Nov 15 2016, 12:16:42 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude5.1
Location15 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 10:49:56 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude5.0
Location10 km east of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 8:21:04 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude5.8
Location20 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 7:47:52 pm
Depth53 km
Magnitude5.7
Location25 km east of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 7:43:00 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude5.6
Location20 km east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago