List of earthquakes in New Zealand

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This is a list of major earthquakes which have occurred in New Zealand. Only earthquakes with a magnitude of 5.5 or greater are listed, unless they had a moderate impact. Aftershocks and foreshocks are not included.

Pre-19th century[edit]

Date Location Region Magnitude (ML) Magnitude (Mw) Depth Latitude Longitude Fatalities Further information
1100 Alpine Fault South Island 7.6 - 8.3 [1]
1460 Wellington Region Wellington 8.0 8.0 25 km 41.39°S 174.80°E [2]
1610-20 Alpine Fault South Island 7.6 - 8.3 [1][3]
1717 Alpine Fault South Island 8.1 [1][3]

19th century[edit]

Date Location Region Magnitude (ML) Magnitude (Mw) Depth Latitude Longitude Fatalities Further information
1815 New Plymouth Taranaki 7.0 25 km 38.99°S 174.00°E
1817 Fiordland South Island 7.0 25 km 45.99°S 167.00°E
1826 Fiordland South Island 8.0 8.0 25 km 44.99°S 167.00°E
1835 South Auckland Auckland 7.0 25 km 36.99°S 175.00°E
1838 Waitotara Forest Manawatu 7.0 25 km 39.39°S 176.10°E
8 July 1843 Near Wanganui Manawatu 7.6 7.6 12 km 39.59°S 176.20°E 2 1843 Wanganui earthquake
16 Oct 1848 Blenheim Marlborough 7.4 7.8 12 km 41.89°S 173.60°E 3 1848 Marlborough earthquake
23 Jan 1855 Lake Wairarapa Wairarapa 8.2 8.2 33 km 41.198°S 175.20°E 9 1855 Wairarapa earthquake[4][5][6][7]
23 Feb 1863 Waipawa Hawke's Bay 7.5 39.57°S 176.34°E Damage recorded as far away as Napier[8][9]
19 Oct 1868 Cape Farewell Tasman Region 7.2 12 km 40.07°S 173.02°E Felt throughout Central New Zealand
5 Jun 1869 Christchurch Canterbury 5.7 1869 Christchurch earthquake
31 Aug 1870 Christchurch Canterbury 5.8 Very strong in Christchurch
18 July 1876 Palmerston North Manawatu 6.8 50 km 40.19°S 175.80°E Felt strongly in Palmerston North
25 Jun 1881 Palmerston North Manawatu 6.7 33 km 40.39°S 175.60°E Felt strongly in Palmerston North
5 Dec 1881 Castle Hill[10] Canterbury 6.0 Damaged stone buildings in Christchurch, including ChristChurch Cathedral[11]
1 Sep 1888 Lewis Pass North Canterbury 7.0 7.1 12 km 42.59°S 172.55°E 1888 North Canterbury earthquake
23 Jun 1891 Port Waikato Auckland 6.2 12 km 37.43°S 174.43°E Felt in Auckland/Waikato
11 Feb 1893 Nelson Tasman Bay 6.7 70 km 40.99°S 173.80°E Felt throughout Central New Zealand
7 Dec 1897 Wanganui Manawatu 6.5 40 km 39.99°S, 175.00°E Felt throughout North Island, Strong in Wanganui

1900 to 1949[edit]

Date Location Region Magnitude (ML) Magnitude (Mw) Depth Latitude Longitude Fatalities Further information
16 Nov 1901 Cheviot North Canterbury 6.8 12 km 42.74°S 173.35°E 1 1901 Cheviot earthquake
22 Nov 1914 Tauranga Bay of Plenty 7.3 300 km 37.49°S 176.50°E Felt throughout North Island
1 May 1917 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 8.0 50 km 29.00°S 177.00°W Felt throughout New Zealand[12]
28 Jun 1921 Kaweka Forest Hawke's Bay 7.0 80 km 39.29°S 176.40°E Felt throughout North Island
25 Dec 1922 Motunau North Canterbury 6.4 20 km 42.99°S 173.00°E Felt throughout Upper half of South Island
9 Mar 1929 Arthur's Pass Canterbury 7.0 12 km 42.83°S 171.83°E 1929 Arthur's Pass earthquake
17 Jun 1929 Murchison West Coast 7.3 7.8 20 km 41.69°S 172.20°E 17 1929 Murchison earthquake
19 Jun 1929 Murchison Tasman Region 6.3 12 km 41.68°S 172.43°E Aftershock to M 7.3 event
23 Jun 1929 Murchison Tasman Region 6.5 12 km 41.77°S 172.32°E Aftershock to M 7.3 event
23 Jun 1929 Murchison Tasman Region 6.4 12 km 41.77°S 172.32°E Aftershock to M 7.3 event
15 July 1929 Murchison Tasman Region 6.3 19 km 41.64°S 172.29°E Aftershock to M 7.3 event
12 Feb 1930 Porangahau Hawke's Bay 6.2 33 km 40.39°S 176.55°E Felt throughout Lower half of North Island/Hawke's Bay
3 Feb 1931 North of Napier Hawke's Bay 7.4 7.8 20 km 39.29°S 177.00°E 256 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake
13 Feb 1931 East of Napier Hawke's Bay 7.3 30 km 39.55°S 177.31°E Aftershock to M 7.4 event
5 May 1932 East of Napier Hawke's Bay 5.9 12 km 39.53°S 177.45°E Aftershock to M 7.4 event
15 Sep 1932 Wairoa Hawke's Bay 6.9 12 km 38.95°S 177.59°E Aftershock to M 7.4 event
5 Mar 1934 Pahiatua Manawatu 7.2 12 km 40.54°S 176.29°E 2 1934 Pahiatua earthquake
24 May 1936 Whakatane Bay of Plenty 6.5 150 km 37.99°S 177.00°E Felt in North Island
16 Dec 1938 Fiordland Southland 7.0 60 km 44.99°S 167.00°E Felt throughout South Island
24 Jun 1942 Masterton Wairarapa 6.5 12 km 40.95°S 175.68°E June 1942 Wairarapa earthquake
1 Aug 1942 Masterton Wairarapa 6.8 40 km 41.01°S 175.51°E 1 August 1942 Wairarapa earthquake
2 Dec 1942 Masterton Wairarapa 6.0 20 km 41.07°S 175.58°E Aftershock to 6.8 event
17 Feb 1943 Te Anau Southland 6.5 123 km 45.29°S 168.00°E Felt throughout South Island
25 Feb 1943 Wellington Wairarapa 5.8 60 km 41.36°S, 174.95°E Felt strongly in Wellington
23 Jun 1946 Lake Hawea Canterbury 5.9 50 km 44.22°S, 169.36°E Felt West Coast/Canterbury
26 Jun 1946 Lake Coleridge Canterbury 6.2 12 km 43.30°S 171.47°E Mainshock
28 Jun 1946 Lake Coleridge Canterbury 5.8 12 km 43.33°S 171.21°E Aftershock to M 6.2 event
22 May 1948 Hanmer Springs North Canterbury 5.9 12 km 42.46°S, 172.88°E Foreshock to 6.4 event
22 May 1948 Hanmer Springs North Canterbury 6.4 12 km 42.49°S 173.00°E Mainshock
22 May 1948 Cheviot North Canterbury 6.2 12 km 42.83°S 173.05°E Triggered event from the M 6.4 event 5minutes prior
22 May 1948 Rotherham North Canterbury 5.7 12 km 42.66°S 173.02°E Aftershock to M 6.2 event
22 May 1948 Hanmer Springs North Canterbury 5.7 12 km 42.54°S 173.01°E Aftershock to M 6.4 event
22 May 1948 Hanmer Springs North Canterbury 5.8 12 km 42.48°S 172.86°E Aftershock to M 6.4 event
9 Feb 1949 Hawera Taranaki 6.4 199 km 39.67°S 174.35°E Felt throughout North Island

1950 to 1999[edit]

Date Location Region Magnitude (ML) Magnitude (Mw) Depth Latitude Longitude Fatalities Further information
10 Jan 1951 Cheviot North Canterbury 5.5 12 km 42.78°S 173.18°E Aftershock to M 6.2 event 3 years prior
24 Jun 1951 Toaroa Junction Manawatu 6.3 33 km 39.45°S 176.20°E Felt throughout North Island
29 Sep 1953 Tauranga Bay of Plenty 7.2 273 km 37.59°S 176.48°E Felt throughout North Island
27 Feb 1955 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.8 18 km 28.40°S 175.37°W Felt in the East half of North Island
31 Jan 1958 Waipawa Hawke's Bay 6.1 12 km 39.84°S 176.58°E Felt strongly in Hawke's Bay
14 Sep 1959 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.8 35 km 28.82°S 177.07°W Felt in the East half of North Island
10 May 1962 Westport West Coast 5.6 12 km 41.66°S 171.44°E Felt strongly in Westport
18 Dec 1963 Djjaden Kermadec Islands 7.7 35 km 24.77°S 176.52°W Felt in the East half of North Island
11 April 1965 Kaikoura North Canterbury 6.1 12 km 42.76°S 173.87°E Felt in Kaikoura/North Canterbury
4 Mar 1966 Gisborne East Cape 6.0 33 km 38.73°S 178.11°E Felt in Gisborne
23 April 1966 Cook Strait Marlborough 5.8 5.8 12 km 41.64°S 174.54°E Seddon earthquake - Caused damage in Seddon, Blenheim and Wellington, felt widely in Lower North Island and Upper South Island
24 May 1968 Inangahua Junction West Coast 6.7 7.1 12 km 41.75°S 172.04°E 2 1968 Inangahua earthquake
24 May 1968 Inangahua Junction West Coast 5.7 12 km 41.94°S 171.78°E Aftershock to M 6.7 event
5 Jan 1973 Taupo Waikato 7.0 163 km 39.03°S 175.26°E Felt throughout New Zealand
15 Jan 1976 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.8 43 km 29.21°S 177.63°W Foreshock to M 8.2 event
15 Jan 1976 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 8.2 31 km 29.17°S 177.31°W Mainshock
6 Oct 1980 Hastings Hawke's Bay 5.6 5.7 30 km 39.72°S 176.87°E Due to the angle of the earthquake, was felt stronger in in other areas of Hawke's Bay compared to Hastings.
24 Jun 1984 Lake Tekapo Canterbury 5.9 12 km 43.58°S 170.00°E Felt around the South Island
21 Oct 1986 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 8.3 33 km 28.15°S 176.29°W Felt throughout New Zealand[13]
2 Mar 1987 Edgecumbe Bay of Plenty 6.1 6.5 10 km 37.88°S 176.80°E 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake
2 Mar 1987 Edgecumbe Bay of Plenty 5.6 11 km 37.90°S 176.72°E Aftershock to M 6.1 event
24 May 1989 Puysegur Trench South of New Zealand 8.2 Felt in the South Island
13 May 1990 Weber Manawatu 6.2[14] 29 km 40.42S 176.47°E Mainshock
19 May 1990 Weber Manawatu 5.9[14] 33 km 40.46S 176.43°E Aftershock to M 6.2 event
28 Jan 1991 Buller Ranges West Coast 6.1 9.9 km 41.90°S 171.65°E Foreshock to M 6.3 event
29 Jan 1991 Buller Ranges West Coast 6.3 17.3 km 41.90°S 171.72°E Mainshock
15 Feb 1991 Buller Ranges West Coast 6.0 5.9 km 42.03°S, 171.58°E Aftershock south of M 6.1/6.3 events
8 Sep 1991 South Taranaki Bight Manawatu 6.3 86 km 40.24°S 175.16°E Felt throughout North Island
27 May 1992 Wairau Valley Marlborough 6.8 79 km 41.60°S 173.66°E Felt in Central New Zealand
21 June 1992 White Island Bay of Plenty 6.1 5 km 37.57°S 176.82°E Felt in Bay of Plenty
10 Aug 1993 Secretary Island Southland 6.7 7.0 5 km 45.21°S 166.70°E Felt as far away as Australia
10 Aug 1993 Gisborne East Cape 6.3 45 km 38.52°S 177.90°E Felt strongly in Gisborne.
11 Apr 1993 Hastings Hawke's Bay 6.1 37 km 39.72°S 176.71°E Felt strongly throughout Hawke's Bay
18 Jun 1994 Arthur's Pass Canterbury 6.7 6.7 4 km 43.00°S 171.47°E Mainshock
19 Jun 1994 Lake Coleridge Canterbury 6.1 5 km 43.16°S, 171.47°E Triggered event from M 6.7 event
24 Nov 1995 Arthur's Pass Canterbury 6.3 7 km 42.95°S, 171.81°E Aftershock to M 6.7 event
6 Feb 1995 NE of New Zealand East Cape 7.0 12 km 37.7°7S 179.68°E Mainshock
10 Feb 1995 NE of New Zealand East Cape 6.6 12 km 37.50°S 179.27°E Aftershock to M 7.0 event
25 May 1997 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.9 339 km 33.61°S 177.80°E Felt throughout North Island and upper half of South Island
25 Oct 1999 Taupo Waikato 7.0 160 km 38.56S 175.91°E Felt throughout New Zealand

2000 to 2009[edit]

Date Location Region Magnitude (ML) Magnitude (Mw) Depth Latitude Longitude Fatalities Further information
21 Aug 2001 NE of New Zealand East Cape 7.1 7.1 33 km 36.98°S 179.16°E Felt in the Gisborne area
15 Oct 2001 Hastings Hawke's Bay 5.8 40 km 39.69°S, 176.72°E Felt strongly throughout Hawke's Bay
8 Dec 2001 Haast West Coast 6.2 5 km 44.11°S 168.60°E Mainshock
24 Feb 2002 Haast West Coast 5.9 5 km 44.07°S 168.58°E Aftershock to M 6.2 event
19 Aug 2002 Fiji Islands Greater NZ Region 7.7 694 km 23.81°S 178.36°E Buildings swayed in Auckland for 2 minutes
22 Aug 2003 Fiordland Southland 7.0 7.2 24 km 45.19°S, 166.83°E Felt throughout South Island
22 Nov 2004 Puysegur Trench South of New Zealand 7.1 7.0 12 km 46.57°S 165.08°E Felt strongly in Invercargill
21 Jan 2005 Upper Hutt Wellington 5.6 30 km 41.08°S 175.05°E Felt strongly throughout Wellington Region
16 May 2006 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.6 7.4 150 km 31.56°S, 179.30°W Felt in East half of New Zealand
16 May 2006 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.1 33 km 31.98°S, 177.21°W Felt in East half on North Island
15 Oct 2007 George Sound Southland 6.7 6.7 5 km 44.72°S 167.39°E Felt lower half of South Island
9 Dec 2007 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.8 152 km 25.99°S 177.51°W Felt in East half of New Zealand
20 Dec 2007 Gisborne East Cape 6.7 6.6 44 km 38.89°S 178.44°E 2007 Gisborne earthquake
25 Aug 2008 Hastings Hawke's Bay 5.9 31 km 39.71°S 176.85°E 2008 Hastings earthquake
15 Jul 2009 Dusky Sound Southland 7.8 12 km 45.76°S 166.58°E 2009 Fiordland earthquake

2010 to present[edit]

Date Location Region Magnitude (ML) Magnitude (Mw) Depth Latitude Longitude Fatalities Further information
4 Sep 2010 Darfield Canterbury 7.1[15] 7.2 10 km 43.52°S 172.16°E 2010 Canterbury earthquake
4 Sep 2010 Darfield Canterbury 5.9 10 km 43.55°S 172.32°E Very strong aftershock,under a minute after 7.1 event
4 Sep 2010 Darfield Canterbury 5.9 10 km 43.55°S 172.32°E Very strong aftershock,9 minutes after 7.1 event
22 Feb 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 6.3 6.2 5.9 km 43.58S 172.67E 185 [16] February 2011 Christchurch earthquake
22 Feb 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 5.8 5.5 5.9 km 43.58°S, 172.66°E Very strong aftershock, 13minutes after 6.3 Event
22 Feb 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 5.9 5.6 6.6 km 43.58°S, 172.63°E Very strong aftershock, 3 hours after 6.3 Event
13 Jun 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 5.9 5.3 8.9 km 43.57°S 172.75°E Very strong foreshock, 80minutes prior to 6.4 Event
13 Jun 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 6.4 6.0 6.9 km 43.56°S 172.73°E 1 June 2011 Christchurch earthquake
5 Jul 2011 Taupo Waikato 6.5 5.6 152 km 38.65°S 175.70°E Felt throughout New Zealand
7 Jul 2011 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.6 20 km 29.31°S 176.20°W Felt as far as Christchurch
22 Oct 2011 Raoul Island Kermadec Islands 7.4 32.9 km 28.99°S 176.18°W Felt in East half of the North Island.
23 Dec 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 5.9 5.8 9.5 km 43.48°S 172.79°E Very strong foreshock, around 80 minutes before 6.0 magnitude tremor.
23 Dec 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 6.0 5.9 6.9 km 43.52°S 172.74°E Caused considerable damage throughout the Christchurch region.
3 Jul 2012 South Taranaki Bight Taranaki 7.1 6.3 229 km 40.00°S 173.75°E Felt throughout the North Island and most of the South Island. (see 2012 Opunake earthquake)
19 Jul 2013 Cook Strait Marlborough 5.7 8 km 41.55°S 174.41°E Very strong foreshock to 6.5 quake
21 Jul 2013 Cook Strait Marlborough 5.8 19 km 41.56°S 174.39°E Very strong foreshock to 6.5 quake.
21 Jul 2013 Cook Strait Marlborough 6.5 17 km 41.61°S 174.33°E 2013 Cook Strait earthquake[17]
16 August 2013 Lake Grassmere, near Seddon Marlborough 6.6 8 km 41.73°S 174.15°E 2013 Lake Grassmere earthquake[18]
16 Aug 2013 Lake Grassmere Marlborough 6.0 8 km 41.67°S 174.26°E Largest aftershock to 2013 Lake Grassmere earthquake[19]
20 Jan 2014 Eketahuna Wairarapa 6.2 - 33 km 40.62°S 175.85°E 2014 Eketahuna earthquake [20]
31 Mar 2014 Waipukurau Hawke's Bay 5.4 17 km 39.97°S 176.55°E Felt widely in the North Island.
23 Sep 2014 Pongaroa Manawatu-Wanganui 5.5 25 km 40.54°S 175.93°E Felt widely in the North Island. Earthquake doublet to 5.2 event. [21]
23 Sep 2014 Pongaroa Manawatu-Wanganui 5.2 11 km 40.50°S 175.94°E Earthquake doublet to 5.5 event, occurred 16 seconds afterwards. [22]
13 Oct 2014 Fiordland Southland 6.2 9 km 46.29°S 165.87°E [23]
14 Oct 2014 north-east of Whakatane Bay of Plenty 6.5 82 km 34.90°S 179.65°E [24]

Earthquakes resulting in fatalities[edit]

Date Location Region Magnitude (ML) Magnitude (Mw) Depth Latitude Longitude Fatalities Further information
8 Jul 1843 Near Wanganui Manawatu 7.6 7.6 12 km 39.59°S 176.20°E 2 1843 Wanganui earthquake
16 Oct 1848 Blenheim Marlborough 7.4 7.8 12 km 41.89°S, 173.60°E 3 1848 Marlborough earthquake
23 Jan 1855 Lake Wairarapa Wairarapa 8.2 8.2 33 km 41.20°S 175.20°E 9 1855 Wairarapa earthquake
16 Nov 1901 Cheviot North Canterbury 6.8 11 km 42.74°S 173.35°E 1 1901 Cheviot earthquake
17 Jun 1929 Murchison West Coast 7.3 7.8 20 km 41.69°S 172.20°E 17 1929 Murchison earthquake
3 Feb 1931 North of Napier Hawke's Bay 7.8 7.8 20 km 39.29°S, 177.00°E 256 1931 Hawke's Bay earthquake
5 Mar 1934 Pahiatua Manawatu 7.2 12km 40.54°S 176.29°E 2
1 Aug 1942 Masterton Wairarapa 6.8 40 km 41.01°S 175.51°E 1
24 May 1968 Inangahua Junction West Coast 6.7 7.1 12 km 41.75°S 172.04°E 2
20 Dec 2007 Gisborne East Cape 6.7 6.6 44 km 38.89°S 178.44°E 1 2007 Gisborne earthquake
22 Feb 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 6.3 6.2 5 km 43.58°S, 172.67°E 185 February 2011 Christchurch earthquake
13 Jun 2011 Christchurch Canterbury 6.4 6.0 7 km 43.56°S, 172.73°E 1 June 2011 Christchurch earthquake

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