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 ID2016p661400
Intensity severe
Universal TimeSeptember 1 2016, 17:14:05
NZ Standard TimeFri, Sep 2 2016, 5:14:05 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude6.2
Location110 km north-east of Te Araroa
Latitude, Longitude-36.91, 179.21
AgencyWEL(GNS_Primary)
Typeearthquake
Status reviewed
Quality best

Quake Map

Interactive map showing quake location.

Copyright.

Quake History

Location history for this earthquake:

Interval Since EventOrigin TimeLatitudeLongitudeDepthMagnitudeStatus Quality
000 00:05:442016-09-01T17:14:05.232Z-36.91179.21206.2reviewedbest
000 00:05:362016-09-01T17:14:05.232Z-36.91179.21206.2reviewedbest
000 00:05:252016-09-01T17:14:05.232Z-36.91179.21206.2deleteddeleted
000 00:04:012016-09-01T17:14:20.155Z-37.56178.13355.6automaticgood
000 00:02:272016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39414.8automaticgood
000 00:02:572016-09-01T17:14:20.155Z-37.56178.13355.6automaticgood
000 00:02:142016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39414.7automaticgood
000 00:02:062016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39414.6automaticgood
000 00:02:052016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39414.5automaticgood
000 00:02:012016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39414.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:582016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39414.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:542016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39414.2automaticcaution
000 00:01:542016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39414.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:502016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39413.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:492016-09-01T17:14:55.734Z-40.10176.39413.8automaticcaution
000 00:01:482016-09-01T17:14:52.614Z-39.92176.67363.9automaticcaution
000 00:02:162016-09-01T17:14:18.528Z-37.51178.26275.6automaticgood
000 00:01:372016-09-01T17:14:19.152Z-37.52178.20355.6automaticcaution
000 00:01:282016-09-01T17:14:19.152Z-37.52178.20355.5automaticcaution
000 00:01:262016-09-01T17:14:19.152Z-37.52178.20355.3automaticcaution
000 00:01:232016-09-01T17:14:19.152Z-37.52178.20355.1automaticcaution
000 00:01:142016-09-01T17:14:19.152Z-37.52178.20354.9automaticcaution
000 00:01:112016-09-01T17:14:19.152Z-37.52178.20354.4automaticcaution
000 00:01:072016-09-01T17:14:18.528Z-37.51178.26274.3automaticcaution
  • Earthquake information last modified: 2016-09-01T17:19:49.364Z (UT).
  • Page last modified: 2017-03-30T20:18:31.742Z (UT).