Earthquake Statistics

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


Earthquakes Per Day


050100150200Per Day01-Jan-2201-Apr-2201-Jul-2201-Oct-22Earthquakes Per Day

Plot showing earthquakes per day over the last 365 days. The maximum earthquakes per day was 234 on 1 December, 2022.


Table summarising earthquake numbers over the last 365 days between latitudes 54°S and 24°S and longitudes 160°E and 170°W.
Magnitude Last 7 days Last 28 days Last 365 days
< 2 529 1064 9980
2 - 3 331 753 7662
3 - 4 43 125 1337
4 - 5 16 55 838
5 - 6 6 15 195
>= 6 0 3 10
Total 925 2015 20022