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

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….

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

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…

Earthquake swarm near Turangi continues, New Zealand

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…

Earthquake swarm shaking Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand

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,…

Silent earthquakes follow major Kaikoura event, caution advised

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…

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

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…

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

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…

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

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)….

Severe M5.7 earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand

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…