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Latest quakes in or near Rakaia, Canterbury, New Zealand, in the past 24 hours on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 - list, stats and map

Updated: Mar 29, 2023 02:43 GMT -
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Quakes in the past 24 hours:

  • 3 quakes above magnitude 2
  • 1 quake below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
In the past 24 hours, Rakaia had 3 quakes of magnitude 2.0 or above.
A weak magnitude 2.4 earthquake occurred in Canterbury, New Zealand, 15 hours ago.

Latest quake: Mag. 2.0 | West Coast, 79 km NW of Rangiora, Waimakariri District, Canterbury, New Zealand -

Strongest quake today: Mag. 2.4 | Canterbury, 53 km E of South Island, New Zealand -

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

Past 24 hours4 quakes3 quakes M2+
Past 7 days19 quakes8 quakes M2+1 quake M3+
Past 30 days80 quakes38 quakes M2+8 quakes M3+4 quakes M4+
Past 90 days248 quakes117 quakes M2+20 quakes M3+7 quakes M4+
Past 365 days870 quakes456 quakes M2+63 quakes M3+15 quakes M4+

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Showing quakes magnitude 0.1 or higher (4 quakes):
Date and timeMag
Nearest volcano (distance)LocationDetailsMap
Tuesday, March 28, 2023 GMT (4 quakes)
Mar 29, 2023 5:55 am (GMT +13) (Mar 28, 2023 16:55 GMT)

5 km
West Coast, 79 km northwest of Rangiora, New Zealand More
Mar 29, 2023 2:06 am (GMT +13) (Mar 28, 2023 13:06 GMT)

3.1 km
81 km northwest of Rangiora, Waimakariri District, Canterbury, New Zealand More
Mar 29, 2023 12:25 am (GMT +13) (Mar 28, 2023 11:25 GMT)

5 km
Canterbury, 53 km east of South Island, New Zealand More
Mar 28, 2023 6:14 pm (GMT +13) (Mar 28, 2023 05:14 GMT)

5 km
63 km northwest of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand More
Estimated combined seismic energy released: 4.2 x 108 joules (116 kilowatt hours, equivalent to 0.1 tons of TNT) | about seismic energy

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Seismic station: Norfolk Island (NFK/AU network) | Show on map | Station Info
Seismic station Norfolk Island: 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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Rakaia Earthquake FAQ

When was the latest earthquake in Rakaia?

The last earthquake in Rakaia occurred 10 hours ago: Weak mag. 2.0 earthquake - West Coast, 79 km northwest of Rangiora, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 at 5:55 am (GMT +13).

How many quakes were there in Rakaia today?

In the past 24 hours, Rakaia, Canterbury, New Zealand had 4 quakes up to magnitude 2.4.

What was the strongest quake in Rakaia today?

The strongest earthquake in Rakaia today occurred 15 hours ago: Weak mag. 2.4 earthquake - Canterbury, 53 km east of South Island, New Zealand, on Wednesday, Mar 29, 2023 at 12:25 am (GMT +13).

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