New Zealand has had: (M1.5 or greater)

  • 1 earthquake in the past 24 hours
  • 1 earthquake in the past 7 days
  • 6 earthquakes in the past 30 days
  • 46 earthquakes in the past 365 days

The largest earthquake in New Zealand:


A

6.2 magnitude earthquake

1974-02-28 13:59:17 UTC at 13:59
February 28, 1974 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -36.813, 176.851
92.2 km from Tairua (57.2 miles)

North Island Of New Zealand

Depth: 15 km

B

6.2 magnitude earthquake

1973-01-05 13:54:29 UTC at 13:54
January 05, 1973 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.997, 175.232
49.2 km from Turangi (31.2 miles)

North Island Of New Zealand

Depth: 150 km

C

6.3 magnitude earthquake

1970-07-27 12:31:21 UTC at 12:31
July 27, 1970 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.881, 177.546
26.2 km from Opotiki (16.2 miles)

North Island Of New Zealand

Depth: 95 km

D

6.8 magnitude earthquake

1970-01-08 17:12:41 UTC at 17:12
January 08, 1970 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -34.85, 178.782
354.2 km from Whitianga (220.2 miles)

E. Coast Of N. Island, New Zealand

Depth: 199 km

E

6.0 magnitude earthquake

1965-12-08 18:05:27 UTC at 18:05
December 08, 1965 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.199, 177.558
93.2 km from Opotiki (57.2 miles)

North Island Of New Zealand

Depth: 175 km

F

7.2 magnitude earthquake

1968-05-23 17:24:18 UTC at 17:24
May 23, 1968 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -41.659, 172.02
36.2 km from Westport (22.2 miles)

South Island Of New Zealand

Depth: 20 km

G

6.2 magnitude earthquake

1968-09-25 07:02:51 UTC at 07:02
September 25, 1968 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -46.451, 166.562
112.2 km from Riverton (69.2 miles)

W. Coast Of S. Island, New Zealand

Depth: 15 km

H

6.4 magnitude earthquake

1956-01-30 08:43:06 UTC at 08:43
January 30, 1956 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -37.306, 177.208
75.2 km from Whakatane (46.2 miles)

North Island Of New Zealand

Depth: 15 km

I

6.5 magnitude earthquake

1956-12-28 14:24:34 UTC at 14:24
December 28, 1956 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -38.343, 177.657
45.2 km from Gisborne (28.2 miles)

North Island Of New Zealand

Depth: 35 km

J

6.2 magnitude earthquake

1960-05-24 14:46:41 UTC at 14:46
May 24, 1960 UTC

Location:
Epicenter at -44.187, 167.818
114.2 km from Arrowtown (71.2 miles)

South Island Of New Zealand

Depth: 15 km