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
< 2 172 742 9825
2 - 3 129 546 8176
3 - 4 17 98 1415
4 - 5 16 50 988
5 - 6 4 10 178
>= 6 0 0 3
Total 338 1446 20585