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Largest earthquakes in or near Tairua, Waikato, New Zealand, on record since 1900 - list, stats and map

Updated: Aug 16, 2022 06:44 GMT -
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Quakes since 1900:

  • 9 quakes above magnitude 6
  • 104 quakes between magnitude 5 and 6
Since 1900, Tairua has had 9 quakes of magnitude 6.0 or above and 104 quakes between 5.0 and 6.0. See all quakes in the past 24 hours!

Latest quake: Mag. 5.1 | South Pacific Ocean, 39 km NE of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand -

Strongest quake: Mag. 6.8 | 165 km NE of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand -

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Showing quakes since 1900, magnitude 5 or higher (113 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Depth
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Mar 9, 2022 2:44 pm (GMT +12) (Mar 9, 2022 02:44 GMT)
5.1

56 km
27 km (17 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 39 km northeast of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 18 reportsMore
2 Aug 1:04 am (GMT +12) (Aug 1, 2021 13:04 GMT)
5.1

160 km
19 km (12 mi)Waikato, 30 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 34 reportsMore
Mar 23, 2021 7:15 am (GMT +13) (Mar 22, 2021 18:15 GMT)
5.3

133 km
30 km (19 mi)53 km southeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 13 reportsMore
Sat Aug 29 2020 3:47 AM (Aug 28, 2020 15:47 GMT)
5.2

5 km
73 km (45 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 131 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 68 reportsMore
Jun 15, 2020 17:29 GMT
5.1

28 km
48 km (30 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 14 km southwest of Te Kaha, New Zealand 3 reportsMore
Mar 15, 2020 14:22 GMT
5.0

73 km
31 km (19 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 22 km northwest of Te Kaha, New Zealand 1 reportMore
Feb 4, 2020 09:47 GMT
5.5

257 km
44 km (27 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 34 km east of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 36 reportsMore
Jan 4, 2020 07:18 GMT
5.5

309 km
84 km (52 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 125 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 12 reportsMore
Dec 15, 2019 09:52 GMT
5.0

133 km
11 km (6.8 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 62 km north of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 8 reportsMore
Nov 23, 2019 16:34 GMT
5.9

115 km
14 km (8.7 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 65 km north of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 30 reportsMore
Oct 27, 2019 16:44 GMT
5.0

276 km
28 km (17 mi)22 km south of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 1 reportMore
Oct 7, 2019 03:29 GMT
5.2

43 km
57 km (35 mi)28 km south of Opotiki, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 14 reportsMore
Jul 26, 2019 10:02 GMT
5.0

222 km
45 km (28 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 74 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 2 reportsMore
Jan 22, 2017 21:00 GMT
5.0

40 km
44 km (27 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 15 km west of Te Kaha, New Zealand 6 reportsMore
Jan 11, 2016 00:14 GMT
5.3

138 km
14 km (8.7 mi)Mokoia Island, 15 km southeast of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand More
Sep 23, 2015 18:47 GMT
5.5

167 km
2 km (1.2 mi)29 km north of Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand 1 reportMore
May 3, 2015 02:30 GMT
5.0

162 km
11 km (6.8 mi)Mokoia Island, 18 km north of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand More
Thursday, February 26, 2015 07:33:06 (Feb 25, 2015 19:33 GMT)
5.1

3.9 km
37 km (23 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 177 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand More
Feb 23, 2015 10:25 GMT
5.1

2 km
50 km (31 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 161 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand More
Oct 6, 2014 01:14 GMT
5.1

117 km
6 km (3.7 mi)5.2 km east of Reporoa, Rotorua District, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 2 reportsMore
Dec 7, 2012 18:19 GMT
5.8

175 km
8 km (5 mi)Waikato, 29 km southwest of Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 4 reportsMore
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 3.2 x 1015 joules (901 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 7.8 x 105 tons of TNT or 48.5 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy

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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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Tairua Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Tairua?

The last earthquake in Tairua occurred 29 weeks ago: Moderate mag. 5.1 earthquake - South Pacific Ocean, 39 km northeast of Whakatane, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Mar 9, 2022 at 2:44 pm (GMT +12).

How many quakes were there in Tairua since 1900?

Since 1900, Tairua, Waikato, New Zealand had 113 quakes up to magnitude 6.8.

What was the strongest quake in Tairua since 1900?

The strongest earthquake in Tairua since 1900 occurred 38 years ago: Very strong mag. 6.8 earthquake - 165 km northeast of Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, on Sunday, December 30, 1984 at 21:36 GMT.

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