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
< 2 234 939 9459
2 - 3 171 640 9206
3 - 4 34 134 3016
4 - 5 19 77 1142
5 - 6 3 14 259
>= 6 0 1 22
Total 461 1805 23104