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Past earthquakes near Okataina (Tarawera) volcano: 2021 - list, stats and map

Updated: Oct 1, 2022 23:22 GMT -
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Quakes in 2021:

  • 6 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 93 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 42 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In 2021, Okataina (Tarawera) volcano had 6 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 93 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 42 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Strongest quake: Mag. 3.6 | 6.8 km SW of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand -

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (141 quakes):
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Friday, December 31, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Jan 1, 2022 3:16 am (GMT +13) (Dec 31, 2021 14:16 GMT)
2.0

146 km
34 km (21 mi)Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, December 23, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 23, 2021 8:48 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 23, 2021 07:48 GMT)
1.8

176 km
42 km (26 mi)24 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Sunday, December 19, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 20, 2021 5:24 am (GMT +13) (Dec 19, 2021 16:24 GMT)
1.9

141 km
34 km (21 mi)17 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Saturday, December 18, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 19, 2021 9:29 am (GMT +13) (Dec 18, 2021 20:29 GMT)
2.3

146 km
31 km (19 mi)12 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, December 14, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 14, 2021 5:07 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 14, 2021 04:07 GMT)
2.2

146 km
31 km (19 mi)9.5 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Monday, December 13, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 14, 2021 5:00 am (GMT +13) (Dec 13, 2021 16:00 GMT)
2.8

161 km
41 km (25 mi)20 km south of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, December 2, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Dec 2, 2021 5:51 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 2, 2021 04:51 GMT)
2.6

140 km
28 km (17 mi)7.7 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Dec 2, 2021 12:46 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 1, 2021 23:46 GMT)
1.8

139 km
36 km (22 mi)23 km north of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 2, 2021 2:06 am (GMT +13) (Dec 1, 2021 13:06 GMT)
2.1

148 km
35 km (22 mi)13 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, November 30, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 30, 2021 8:55 pm (GMT +13) (Nov 30, 2021 07:55 GMT)
1.9

97 km
36 km (22 mi)20 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Monday, November 29, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 30, 2021 10:47 am (GMT +13) (Nov 29, 2021 21:47 GMT)
1.9

3.8 km
44 km (27 mi)32 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 25, 2021 4:30 am (GMT +13) (Nov 24, 2021 15:30 GMT)
1.7

160 km
47 km (29 mi)17 km south of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Saturday, November 20, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 21, 2021 2:16 am (GMT +13) (Nov 20, 2021 13:16 GMT)
2.0

97 km
33 km (21 mi)10.8 km west of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, November 18, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 19, 2021 12:51 am (GMT +13) (Nov 18, 2021 11:51 GMT)
1.8

132 km
36 km (22 mi)19 km northwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 11, 2021 2:41 am (GMT +13) (Nov 10, 2021 13:41 GMT)
1.8

90 km
49 km (30 mi)Waikato, 35 km south of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Saturday, November 6, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 7, 2021 7:53 am (GMT +13) (Nov 6, 2021 18:53 GMT)
2.0

173 km
40 km (25 mi)29 km south of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Wednesday, November 3, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Nov 4, 2021 11:33 am (GMT +13) (Nov 3, 2021 22:33 GMT)
3.6

134 km
29 km (18 mi)6.8 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Friday, October 22, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 23, 2021 1:40 am (GMT +13) (Oct 22, 2021 12:40 GMT)
1.9

93 km
39 km (24 mi)22 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 20, 2021 4:17 am (GMT +13) (Oct 19, 2021 15:17 GMT)
2.6

197 km
43 km (27 mi)Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 1 reportMoreMap
Saturday, October 16, 2021 GMT (1 quake)
Oct 16, 2021 10:26 pm (GMT +13) (Oct 16, 2021 09:26 GMT)
1.7

138 km
40 km (25 mi)Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, October 12, 2021 GMT (2 quakes)
Oct 13, 2021 12:23 am (GMT +13) (Oct 12, 2021 11:23 GMT)
1.9

92 km
33 km (21 mi)Bay of Plenty, New Zealand MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 6.9 x 1010 joules (19 megawatt hours, equivalent to 16.4 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Wed, 15 Jun 2016, 06:00

Okataina volcano (North Island, New Zealand) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 15 June-21 June 2016 (New Activity / Unrest)

GeoNet reported that the Mud Rift feature at Okataina's Waimangu Geothermal area erupted during 17-20 May, the first time since 1989. The Mud Rift geothermal vent formed in 1906 in the Raupo Pond Crater (one of multiple craters which formed in June 1886) and is 36 m long, 5-6 m wide, and 15 m deep. The steam-driven events mostly ejected fine sand and mud, and there was abundant evidence of fluids flooding into the rift, especially at the W end. ... Read all
Fri, 16 Jan 2015, 12:05

Tarawera volcano (New Zealand): small earthquake swarm near Lake Rotomahana

Mount Tarawera seismograph drum showing the earthquakes (GeoNet)
A swarm of small earthquakes occurred during 14-15 Jan near Lake Rotomahana. ... Read all
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