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 328 on 6 March, 2021.


Table summarising earthquake numbers over the last 365 days.
Magnitude Last 7 days Last 28 days Last 365 days
< 2 171 820 9977
2 - 3 210 1068 9418
3 - 4 66 343 2852
4 - 5 13 108 1288
5 - 6 3 18 230
>= 6 0 3 21
Total 463 2360 23786