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Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.0 hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 12:05 UTC on September 27, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 2 km (1.2 miles). The epicenter was...

September 27, 2019

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Earthquakes in the Kermadecs - another M6.3 hits the area, what you need to know, New Zealand

Another strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit Kermadec Islands region at 11:04 UTC on June 27, 2019. The quake follows M7.2 on June 15, M6.3 on June 16, M6.0 on June 17, M6.4 on June 19, M6.2 on June 21 and dozens of moderately strong...

June 27, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.2 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 08:37 UTC on June 21, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 35 km (21.7 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The epicenter was...

June 21, 2019

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.4 hit Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 08:01 UTC on June 19, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.5 at a depth of 11 km (6.8 miles). This is the 31st...

June 19, 2019

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Slow-slip event off the coast of Gisborne: plate movement equivalent to a magnitude 7.0 earthquake, New Zealand

GNS scientists are monitoring a slow-slip event near Gisborne, off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand. This is an update on this event since it started registering in late March 2019. Slow-slip events are also known as "silent" earthquake. These...

April 29, 2019

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Slow-slip event detected off the coast of Gisborne, New Zealand

GNS scientists are monitoring a slow-slip event that started at the end of March 2019 near Gisborne, off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand. Slow-slip events are linked to an increase in localized earthquake activity. A similar sequence of earthquakes was...

April 08, 2019

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Shallow M6.3 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit ESE of L'Esperance Rock, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 15:46 UTC on March 6, 2019. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The...

March 06, 2019

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Deep M6.2 earthquake under North Island, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by New Zealand's GeoNet as M6.2 hit North Island at 02:13 UTC (15:13 NZST) on October 30, 2018. The agency is reporting a depth of 207 km (128 miles). USGS is reporting M6.1 at a depth of 227 km (141 miles). EMSC is reporting M6.2...

October 30, 2018

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Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits Auckland Islands, M5.1 Cook Strait, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.1 hit Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 01:43 UTC (13:43 local time) on September 20, 2017. The quake hit at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). GFZ Potsdam (GEOFON) is reporting the same magnitude and depth....

September 20, 2017

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Strong and shallow M6.4 earthquake hits near Auckland Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the New Zealand's GeoNet hit near the Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 07:00 UTC (19:00 NZST) on July 11, 2017. The agency is reporting a depth of 34 km (21 miles). USGS is reporting M6.6 at a depth of 10 km (6.2...

July 11, 2017

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Earthquake swarm near Turangi continues, New Zealand

A swarm of small earthquakes west of Turangi-Waihi-Pukawa-Omori area in New Zealand (Taupo Volcanic Zone) is shaking the region since Monday, February 13, 2017, and the number of earthquakes has increased on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. To date, GeoNet has recorded...

March 29, 2017

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Earthquake swarm shaking Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

GeoNet's seismometer network between Taupo and the Tongariro National Park has been recording a swarm of small earthquakes since February 13, 2017. The swarm, a very common characteristic of the greater Rotorua-Taupo area, known as the Taupo Volcanic Zone,...

February 22, 2017

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Silent earthquakes follow major Kaikoura event, caution advised

The GNS Science, New Zealand has detected a series of 'slow slip' motions between tectonic plates in the lower North Island. The experts warn this may mean the chances for future large earthquakes have increased, despite the lower number of aftershocks which...

December 02, 2016

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New Zealand earthquake: One of the most complex ever recorded on land

New Zealand's GeoNet has revised their initial magnitude of the November 13, 2016 Kaikoura earthquake from M7.5 to M7.8. The agency added that early indications show this was one of the most complex earthquakes ever recorded on land. "This complexity means...

November 16, 2016

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Extremely dangerous M7.8 earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand

A major earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.8 hit near Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand at 11:02 UTC on November 13, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). New Zealand's GEONET is reporting M7.5 at a depth of 16 km (9.9 miles). A...

November 13, 2016

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Very strong and shallow M7.1 earthquake hits near the coast of North Island, New Zealand

A very strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M7.1 hit near the coast of North Island, New Zealand at 16:37 UTC on September 1, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 30.7 km (19 miles). New Zealand's GeoNet is reporting M7.1 at a depth of 55...

September 01, 2016

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Strong and shallow M6.3 earthquake hit near Auckland Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by Geoscience Australia as M6.3 hit near Auckland Islands, New Zealand at 19:28 UTC on February 15, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). USGS is reporting M6.2 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles)....

February 15, 2016

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Severe M5.7 earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand

A large and shallow earthquake registered by New Zealand's GeoNet as M5.7 hit 15 km east of Christchurch, New Zealand at 00:13 UTC (13:13 local time) on February 14, 2016. The agency is reporting a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles). USGS is reporting M5.8 at a depth of...

February 14, 2016

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Strong M6.2 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by New Zealand's GEONET as M6.2 hit South Island, New Zealand at 03:36 UTC on April 24, 2015 at a depth of 52 km (32.3 miles). This classes the earthquake as severe but due to the depth of the quake and distance from populated centers,

April 24, 2015

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Strong and very shallow M6.0 hits central South Island, New Zealand

A strong and very shallow earthquake measuring M6.0 on the Richter scale was registered in a sparsely populated area of central South Island, New Zealand at 17:48 UTC on January 5, 2015 (06:48 local time on January 6). GeoNet is reporting depth of 5 km. USGS registered

January 06, 2015

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Strong M6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of North Island, New Zealand

A strong earthquake measuring M6.5 (Geonet) on the Richter scale struck off the East Coast of North Island, New Zealand on November 16, 2014 at 22:33 UTC (November 17 at 11:33 local time). Geonet is reporting depth of 31 km. USGS is reporting M6.7 at depth of 22.0 km (1

November 17, 2014

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Very strong M6.5 quake hit south of Kermadec Islands, M6.2 off the South Island - New Zealand

A very strong earthquake measuring M6.5 (Geonet) on the Richter scale was registered south of Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, on October 14, 2014 at 04:12 UTC (17:12 local time). Geonet is reporting depth of 82 km. USGS reports M6.1 earthquake at depth of 31.5 km (19.6 m

October 14, 2014

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Magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand's South Island

New Zealand's GEONET recorded strong earthquake measuring M 6.2 on December 17 at 01:07 local time (December 16 at 12:07 UTC). Epicenter was located 125 km west of Tuatapere at shallow depth of 25 km. USGS measured this quake as M 5.6 at depth of 11

December 17, 2013

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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck 10 km off the coast of Christchurch, New Zealand

Strong and shallow earthquake with recorded magnitude of 5.2 struck 10 km off the coast of Christchurch, New Zealand according to GeoNet on May 25, 2012 at 02:44 UTC. Recorded depth by GeoNet was 11 km (6.8 miles). USGS recorded magnitude 4.7 at depth of 8.8 km (5.5

May 25, 2012

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5.8 earthquake shook lower South Island, New Zealand

A 5.8 magnitude strong shallow earthquake shook the lower South Island of New Zealand, 180km southwest of the town Tuatapereat at 7.48pm local time (06:48:48 UTC). GeoNet reported the quake stuck at a depth of 12km. No tsunami alert was issued.Acting Senior

January 19, 2012

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Unknown fault structures in Canterbury region found

Scientists investigating the Canterbury earthquakes and conducting allied subsurface studies released preliminary findings from their investigations.The work, involving refined earthquake analysis and geophysical surveys, is part of the effort by the Natural

June 05, 2011