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Latest quakes in or near Nelson, New Zealand, in the past 24 hours on Saturday, December 3, 2022 - list, stats and map

Updated: Dec 3, 2022 13:39 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 24 hours:

  • 2 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 11 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 5 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 24 hours, Nelson had 2 quakes of magnitude 3.0 or above and 11 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 5 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.
A minor magnitude 3.0 earthquake occurred in Tasman Sea, New Zealand, 4 hours ago.

Latest quake: Mag. 2.3 | Tasman Sea, 67 km SW of Whanganui, New Zealand -

Strongest quake today: Mag. 3.0 | Tasman Sea, 90 km W of Whanganui, New Zealand -

Recent quakes above magnitude 1.0 in or near Nelson, New Zealand (updated )

Past 24 hours18 quakes11 quakes M2+2 quakes M3+
Past 7 days71 quakes41 quakes M2+4 quakes M3+
Past 30 days295 quakes149 quakes M2+18 quakes M3+
Past 90 days824 quakes432 quakes M2+46 quakes M3+3 quakes M4+3 quakes M5+
Past 365 days3,474 quakes1,849 quakes M2+192 quakes M3+23 quakes M4+4 quakes M5+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (18 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Saturday, December 3, 2022 GMT (13 quakes)
Dec 4, 2022 1:44 am (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 12:44 GMT)
2.3

78 km
Tasman Sea, 67 km southwest of Whanganui, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 11:55 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 10:55 GMT)
2.7

150 km
Tasman Sea, 72 km north of Nelson, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 11:38 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 10:38 GMT)
1.3

12 km
New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 10:59 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 09:59 GMT)
3.0

194 km
Tasman Sea, 90 km west of Whanganui, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Dec 3, 2022 10:59 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 09:59 GMT)
2.3

153 km
Tasman, 228 km west of Wellington, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 10:24 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 09:24 GMT)
1.0

4.6 km
New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 8:44 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 07:44 GMT)
2.7

19 km
24 km east of Wellington, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 8:22 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 07:22 GMT)
2.8

181 km
Tasman, 60 km southwest of Nelson, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 5:36 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 04:36 GMT)
1.9

23 km
Tasman Sea, 15 km north of Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 4:16 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 03:16 GMT)
1.0

18 km
New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 4:07 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 03:07 GMT)
2.3

34 km
52 km southwest of Blenheim, Marlborough District, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 3:56 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 02:56 GMT)
2.0

5 km
Tasman, 94 km southwest of Stoke, Nelson City, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 1:09 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 3, 2022 00:09 GMT)
3.0

12 km
Tasman Sea, 78 km southwest of Whanganui, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Friday, December 2, 2022 GMT (5 quakes)
Dec 3, 2022 12:47 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 2, 2022 23:47 GMT)
2.1

12 km
Tasman Sea, 100 km north of Wellington, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 12:28 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 2, 2022 23:28 GMT)
2.6

125 km
Tasman, 42 km west of Nelson, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 9:38 am (GMT +13) (Dec 2, 2022 20:38 GMT)
2.1

34 km
Tasman Sea, 45 km southwest of Wellington, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 6:10 am (GMT +13) (Dec 2, 2022 17:10 GMT)
2.1

8.5 km
81 km northeast of Rangiora, Waimakariri District, Canterbury, New Zealand More
Dec 3, 2022 3:31 am (GMT +13) (Dec 2, 2022 14:31 GMT)
1.5

96 km
Tasman Sea, 36 km north of Nelson, New Zealand More
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 7.8 x 109 joules (2.18 megawatt hours, equivalent to 1.87 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

Latest seismic signals

Seismic station: South Karori, New Zealand (SNZO/IU network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station South Karori, New Zealand: seismogram of vertical movement last 60 minutes (source: IRIS/BUD)
Seismogram (vertical component) last 60 minutes. Source: IRIS query builder webtool
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Nelson Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Nelson?

The last earthquake in Nelson occurred 55 minutes ago: Minor mag. 2.3 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 67 km southwest of Whanganui, New Zealand, on Sunday, Dec 4, 2022 at 1:44 am (GMT +13).

How many quakes were there in Nelson today?

In the past 24 hours, Nelson, New Zealand had 18 quakes up to magnitude 3.0.

What was the strongest quake in Nelson today?

The strongest earthquake in Nelson today occurred 4 hours ago: Minor mag. 3.0 earthquake - Tasman Sea, 90 km west of Whanganui, New Zealand, on Saturday, Dec 3, 2022 at 10:59 pm (GMT +13).

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