Earthquake Statistics

The GeoNet project locates between 50 and 80 earthquakes each day, or about 20,000 a year.



Earthquakes Per Day


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Plot showing earthquakes per day over the last 365 days. The maximum earthquakes per day was 138 on 30 August, 2020.


Table summarising earthquake numbers over the last 365 days.
Magnitude Last 7 days Last 28 days Last 365 days
< 2 227 729 9744
2 - 3 183 612 8185
3 - 4 36 109 1423
4 - 5 20 67 975
5 - 6 2 7 175
>= 6 0 0 3
Total 468 1524 20505