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 449 on 18 March, 2023.


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
< 2 249 955 10785
2 - 3 134 568 8074
3 - 4 30 130 1692
4 - 5 15 44 555
5 - 6 1 4 65
>= 6 0 1 7
Total 429 1702 21178