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 157 on 1 October, 2019.


Table summarising earthquake numbers over the last 365 days.
Magnitude Last 7 days Last 28 days Last 365 days
< 2 198 787 10015
2 - 3 165 596 8173
3 - 4 27 100 1318
4 - 5 15 62 955
5 - 6 3 15 185
>= 6 0 0 4
Total 408 1560 20650