When was NZ last earthquake?

When was NZ last earthquake?

Latest earthquakes in or near New Zealand, past 7 days

Date and time Mag Depth Map
Aug 31, 2021 8:25 am (GMT +12) (Aug 30, 2021 20:25:08 GMT) 3 hours 35 minutes ago 4.2 33 km Map
Aug 31, 2021 2:43 am (GMT +12) (Aug 30, 2021 14:43:57 GMT) 9 hours ago 2.9 139 km Map

What is the GeoNet project?

GeoNet is the result of a partnership between the Earthquake Commission (EQC), GNS Science, and Land Information New Zealand (LINZ). The GeoNet project was established in 2001 to build and operate a modern geological hazard monitoring system in New Zealand.

When was Christchurch last earthquake?

4 September 2010
Christchurch’s central city and eastern suburbs were badly affected, with damage to buildings and infrastructure already weakened by the magnitude 7.1 Canterbury earthquake of 4 September 2010 and its aftershocks…

Did Wellington just have an earthquake?

A light earthquake has struck the lower North Island near Wellington this afternoon, with thousands reporting to have felt the shaking. The 3.9 magnitude quake was around 30km deep and hit around 5km north-east of Lower Hutt, just at 4.20pm today, according to GeoNet.

Where is the safest place in NZ?

The Selwyn District is the safest place in New Zealand based on crime statistics.

What is New Zealand worst natural disaster?

100 or more deaths

Deaths Name Date
185 2011 Christchurch earthquake 22 February 2011
151 Tangiwai disaster 24 Dec 1953
135+ 1st Little Waihi landslide 1780
131 SS Tararua 29 Apr 1881

How does GeoNet collect its data?

The majority of GeoNet’s ground deformation data are collected continuously using GNSS (commonly referred to as GPS) receivers and antennas. This is our collection of GPS/GNSS-related data resources and tools.

How does NZ monitor earthquakes?

Sensitive monitoring devices called seismometers are used to measure the magnitude and location of earthquakes. The New Zealand Seismometer Network is made up of over 50 main stations spread throughout the country. Sensing equipment is used alongside computer programmes which can record and analyse data.

What was the worst earthquake in New Zealand?

The biggest NZ earthquake – magnitude 8.2 Wairarapa earthquake in 1855. On an international scale, the 1855 earthquake is of major significance in terms of the area affected and the amount of fault movement. About 5000km2 of land was shifted vertically during the quake.

Has a tsunami hit New Zealand?

Has New Zealand been hit by tsunamis? New Zealand has experienced about 10 tsunamis higher than 5m since 1840. Some were caused by distant earthquakes, but most by seafloor quakes not far off the coast. A nearby coastal seafloor earthquake is the only warning people may get before a tsunami arrives.