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…

Shallow M6.0 earthquake hits Kermadec Islands, New Zealand

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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…

Deep M6.2 earthquake under North Island, New Zealand

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…