Get our newsletter!
Check out our volcano tours on VolcanoAdventures.com!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
14-29 Sep 2018: From Krakatau to Bali - Java (Indonesia)
26 Sep - 1 Oct 2018: Adventure Volcano - Yasur Volcano Travel - Tanna Island (Vanuatu)
26 Sep - 10 Oct 2018: Volcanoes and Cultures - Adventures in the South Sea - Vanuatu (South Sea)
30 Sep - 7 Oct 2018: Fascination Volcano - Santorini Island (Greece)
30 Sep - 10 Oct 2018: The Volcanoes of Ambrym - the Grand Traverse - Vanuatu (South Sea)
6-13 Oct 2018: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island, Greece
6-14 Oct 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
13-20 Oct 2018: Almonds, olives and volcanoes - Nisyros Island, Greece
13-29 Nov 2018: Volcano Special: Ibu - Dukono - Lokon - Halmahera (Indonesia)
6-13 Apr 2019: Pearl of the Aegean - Santorini - Santorini Island, Greece
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Interactive map of latest earthquakes and active volcanoes in the world

Support us?


Maintaining the volcano and earthquake news sections on this website, the free Volcano Webcams tool and interactive map widget is a free-time, both time- and server cost intensive effort.
If you find the information useful and would like to support us, and help keep it alive and improve it, please consider making a small donation. Thank you!
Random pictures

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake - New Zealand on Thursday, 7 December 2017

Moderate mag. 5.0 earthquake  - New Zealand on Thursday, 7 December 2017
Date & time: Thu, 7 Dec 08:30:16 UTC
Magnitude: 5.0
Depth: 74.5 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 41.4181°S / 173.4068°E [Map]
Nearest volcano: Taranaki (242 km)
Primary data source: GEONET (NZ)
If you felt this quake (or if you were near the epicenter), please share your experience with us and submit a short "I felt it" report.
You can use your GPS or device location as well to show where you were during the earthquake.
- thank you.

Data for same earthquake as reported from other agencies
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource

"I felt it" reports:
(512.3 km NNE from epicenter) [Map] / not felt (via app)
Wellington / MMI III (Weak shaking)
Nelson (17.4 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI IV (Light shaking): Slight wobble then shap bang, like a door slamming in a gust of wind (via app)
Nelson / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Blenheim (47.5 km ESE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VII (Very strong shaking): Heard it coming then very strong shake of the house. Violent side to side on upper story. (via app)
Anakiwa / MMI IV (Light shaking)
Wellington / not felt
Westport / MMI II (Very weak shaking)
Te Aro (115.3 km E from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking): Short moderate shake. (via app)
Nelson (19 km NW from epicenter) [Map] / MMI V (Moderate shaking) (via app)
(130.9 km ENE from epicenter) [Map] / MMI VI (Strong shaking) (via app)
Upper Hutt (New Zealand) (151 km E from epicenter)(no details): Slight wobble. (via EMSC)
Nelson (New Zealand) (16 km NW from epicenter)(no details): Very short and sharp (via EMSC)
Earthquakes in same area up to 1 year afterwards (likely aftershocks)
TimeMag. / DepthLocationMapSource
Thu, 7 Dec
Thu, 7 Dec 11:46 UTCM 3.4 / 44.8 km - [info] (291 km)New Zealand
[Map]
GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 7 Dec 14:44 UTCM 2.7 / 31.7 km - [info] (332 km)New Zealand
[Map]
GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 7 Dec 15:43 UTCM 3.5 / 22.3 km - [info] (277 km)New Zealand
[Map]
GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 8 Dec
Fri, 8 Dec 20:48 UTCM 2.7 / 17.7 km - [info] (278 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 8 Dec 23:15 UTCM 2.6 / 88.4 km - [info] (311 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 8 Dec 23:47 UTCM 2.8 / 130.6 km - [info] (170 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 9 Dec (6 earthquakes)
Sat, 9 Dec 05:48 UTCM 3.1 / 10.1 km - [info] (266 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 9 Dec 06:44 UTCM 4.2 / 15.5 km - [info] (330 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 9 Dec 12:00 UTCM 2.6 / 32.7 km - [info] (330 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 9 Dec 13:37 UTCM 2.9 / 13.4 km - [info] (268 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 9 Dec 21:54 UTCM 2.6 / 22.3 km - [info] (302 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 9 Dec 23:42 UTCM 2.6 / 27 km - [info] (330 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sun, 10 Dec
Sun, 10 Dec 12:32 UTCM 2.6 / 34.3 km - [info] (230 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sun, 10 Dec 14:42 UTCM 2.9 / 55.2 km - [info] (250 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 11 Dec
Mon, 11 Dec 15:47 UTCM 3.1 / 14.8 km - [info] (273 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 14 Dec
Thu, 14 Dec 02:11 UTCM 2.6 / 16.5 km - [info] (266 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 14 Dec 07:44 UTCM 3.0 / 13 km - [info] (347 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 14 Dec 07:44 UTCM 4.0 / 13 km - [info] (347 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Thu, 14 Dec 14:49 UTCM 3.1 / 34.5 km - [info] (335 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 15 Dec
Fri, 15 Dec 11:08 UTCM 2.8 / 34.5 km - [info] (338 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 15 Dec 12:16 UTCM 2.8 / 87.5 km - [info] (329 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 15 Dec 22:02 UTCM 2.9 / 78.6 km - [info] (188 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sat, 16 Dec
Sat, 16 Dec 02:41 UTCM 3.5 / 69.7 km - [info] (183 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sun, 17 Dec
Sun, 17 Dec 10:55 UTCM 3.8 / 21.4 km - [info] (271 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sun, 17 Dec 19:00 UTCM 2.8 / 20.5 km - [info] (309 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 18 Dec (8 earthquakes)
Mon, 18 Dec 01:38 UTCM 3.5 / 15.8 km - [info] (276 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 18 Dec 01:52 UTCM 2.9 / 15.8 km - [info] (273 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 18 Dec 02:07 UTCM 2.8 / 14.8 km - [info] (274 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 18 Dec 03:48 UTCM 3.3 / 17.2 km - [info] (277 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 18 Dec 05:01 UTCM 3.0 / 15.8 km - [info] (269 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 18 Dec 22:40 UTCM 3.1 / 22.8 km - [info] (304 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 18 Dec 23:07 UTCM 3.2 / 16 km - [info] (276 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 18 Dec 23:13 UTCM 3.2 / 14.6 km - [info] (273 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 19 Dec
Tue, 19 Dec 06:41 UTCM 3.0 / 5.9 km - [info] (327 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 19 Dec 07:22 UTCM 2.7 / 16 km - [info] (272 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 19 Dec 17:22 UTCM 3.1 / 36.4 km - [info] (276 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 19 Dec 17:24 UTCM 2.7 / 31.7 km - [info] (268 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 20 Dec
Wed, 20 Dec 01:52 UTCM 3.1 / 20.9 km - [info] (320 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 20 Dec 07:40 UTCM 2.8 / 17 km - [info] (269 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 20 Dec 18:11 UTCM 2.8 / 6.7 km - [info] (248 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Fri, 22 Dec
Fri, 22 Dec 08:39 UTCM 2.9 / 16.7 km - [info] (267 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Sun, 24 Dec
Sun, 24 Dec 19:46 UTCM 3.0 / 143.8 km - [info] (137 km)New Zealand
[Map]
GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 25 Dec
Mon, 25 Dec 05:19 UTCM 2.6 / 21.4 km - [info] (337 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 25 Dec 05:58 UTCM 2.7 / 11.1 km - [info] (277 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Mon, 25 Dec 12:46 UTCM 2.9 / 13.2 km - [info] (275 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 26 Dec
Tue, 26 Dec 06:17 UTCM 3.8 / 24.9 km - [info] (227 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 26 Dec 11:40 UTCM 4.2 / 19.5 km - [info] (277 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 26 Dec 16:32 UTCM 3.4 / 13.9 km - [info] (266 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Tue, 26 Dec 19:03 UTCM 3.2 / 36.2 km - [info] (198 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)
Wed, 27 Dec
Wed, 27 Dec 19:35 UTCM 3.5 / 21 km - [info] (258 km)New Zealand[Map]GEONET (NZ)

 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.
Home | Travel | Destinations | Volcanoes | Photos | Earthquakes | About | Glossary | News | Contact | Privacy | Imprint || Français | Deutsch
Follow us: