Strong M6.2 earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand

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,

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

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

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

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

5.8 earthquake shook lower South Island, New Zealand

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

Unknown fault structures in Canterbury region found

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