Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

Shallow M6.1 earthquake hits south of the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A shallow earthquake registered by the EMSC as M6.1 hit south of the Kermadec Islands at 00:06 UTC on January 10, 2022. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). USGS is reporting M5.7 at a depth of 10 km. At least 4 moderate to strong aftershocks were…

New slow-slip event detected near Gisborne, New Zealand

New slow-slip event detected near Gisborne, New Zealand

A slow-slip event started around June 14, 2021, near Gisborne, New Zealand and models suggest several cm of movement has occurred at the plate boundary so far. This is the second slow-slip event off the coast of North Island since the May 2021 event near Porangahau….

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

Strong and shallow M6.5 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.5 hit the Kermadec Islands region at 17:05 UTC on June 20, 2021. The agency is reporting a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located 937 km (582…

Strong M6.3 aftershock hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

Strong M6.3 aftershock hits Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.3 hit the Kermadec Islands region, New Zealand at 09:56 UTC on April 1, 2021, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). EMSC is reporting the same magnitude and depth. The epicenter was located about 960 km (597 miles) NE of…

Over 68 earthquakes recorded near Rotorua, New Zealand

Over 68 earthquakes recorded near Rotorua, New Zealand

More than 68 shakes have been recorded near Rotorua, New Zealand, since 18:47 UTC on January 24, 2021 (07:47 LT on January 25), with magnitudes up to 4.9 and depth of 5 km (3 miles), according to GeoNet. More than 5 200 people reported feeling the tremors on the…