The M5.5 earthquake occurred 15 km north of Milford Sound at 12km deep, 10:35pm on Monday 12th August 2019.
On 4 August 2019 two large earthquakes occurred south of New Zealand in the Snares Islands/Tini Heke.
The snow at Mt Ruapehu attracts excited skiers and boarders, some of whom may not know that it is one of New Zealand’s most active volcanoes!
Today’s M3.9 earthquake in Christchurch was the largest in the city in the past 12 months and the third quake in the wider city area of between M3 and M4 this month.
Earthquake activity near Lake Taupo usually gets people’s attention. Here’s some information about the latest swarm. Let’s be clear though, New Zealand’s favourite volcano is not about to erupt!
Good-bye ghost quakes! Starting next week, every quake listed on our website/app will have been reviewed by one of our Geohazards Analysts – that way only real quakes get reported.
Last month volcano monitoring staff used a drone, or UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) to collect water samples from Whakaari/White Island’s Crater Lake, enabling the team to take the pulse of the volcano in a unique way.
Earlier this year, GeoNet’s GPS network recorded a large slow-slip event off the east coast of the North Island. Since about early June, this activity has tapered off.
Whakaari/White Island shows lower level of gas emissions and the Volcanic Alert Level is lowered to 1.
On 26 June the Volcanic Alert Level of Whakaari/White Island moved from level 1 to 2. Here, we answer some questions about this change and what we currently know about Whakaari.