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Latest earthquakes in or near South Island, New Zealand, past 30 days

Updated 13 May 2021 04:34 GMT -
During the past 30 days, South Island was shaken by 1 quake of magnitude 5.1, 8 quakes between 4.0 and 5.0, 40 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 235 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 160 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.
Biggest quake: 5.1 quake Tasman Sea, 73 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand, 17 Apr 2021 10:57 am (GMT +12)
Biggest quake today: 3.4 quake Tasman Sea, 55 km southwest of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand, 12 May 2021 16:50 GMT
Most recent quake: 3.0 quake 37 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand, 13 May 2021 02:24 GMT
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Showing most recent quakes and quakes magnitude 2.8 or higher (67 out of 444 quakes, show more):
Date and timeMag
Depth
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Thu, 13 May 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
13 May 2021 02:24:12 GMT
3.0

109 km
853 km (530 mi)37 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand
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Wed, 12 May 2021 (GMT) (4 earthquakes)
12 May 2021 22:18:16 GMT
2.3

12 km
109 km (68 mi)Tasman Sea, 57 km southwest of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand MoreMap
12 May 2021 16:50:44 GMT
3.4

12 km
108 km (67 mi)Tasman Sea, 55 km southwest of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand
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12 May 2021 16:26:18 GMT
3.3

7 km
500 km (311 mi)Selwyn District, 69 km west of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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12 May 2021 07:52:03 GMT
2.8

5 km
575 km (357 mi)16 km southwest of Franz Josef, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Tue, 11 May 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
11 May 2021 18:22:24 GMT
3.0

5 km
321 km (199 mi)33 km east of Westport, Buller District, West Coast, New Zealand
I FELT IT - 2 reports
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11 May 2021 18:08:37 GMT
3.4

5 km
320 km (199 mi)32 km east of Westport, Buller District, West Coast, New Zealand
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Mon, 10 May 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
10 May 2021 02:12:51 GMT
2.9

5 km
752 km (467 mi)Southland District, 85 km northwest of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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10 May 2021 02:04:11 GMT
3.0

85 km
841 km (523 mi)47 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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Sun, 9 May 2021 (GMT) (5 earthquakes)
9 May 2021 23:35:06 GMT
3.1

9 km
284 km (176 mi)38 km south of Blenheim, Marlborough District, New Zealand
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9 May 2021 22:39:05 GMT
3.1

12 km
252 km (157 mi)Tasman Sea, 37 km southwest of Wellington, New Zealand
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10 May 8:32 am (GMT +12) (9 May 2021 20:32:13 GMT)
4.4

41 km
892 km (554 mi)53 km west of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand
I FELT IT - 1 report
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9 May 2021 05:10:19 GMT
3.1

4.1 km
496 km (308 mi)Selwyn District, 11 km southwest of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
I FELT IT - 6 reports
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9 May 2021 01:17:21 GMT
3.1

34 km
198 km (123 mi)Marlborough District, 54 km northwest of Wellington, New Zealand
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Sat, 8 May 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
8 May 2021 09:50:34 GMT
3.1

21 km
473 km (294 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 40 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
I FELT IT - 2 reports
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8 May 2021 06:09:40 GMT
2.9

86 km
88 km (55 mi)Tasman Sea, 84 km west of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand MoreMap
8 May 2021 04:36:29 GMT
2.9

12 km
269 km (167 mi)28 km southeast of Blenheim, Marlborough District, New Zealand MoreMap
Fri, 7 May 2021 (GMT) (4 earthquakes)
7 May 2021 18:49:22 GMT
3.3

12 km
906 km (563 mi)Tasman Sea, 211 km northwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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8 May 5:14 am (GMT +12) (7 May 2021 17:14:51 GMT)
3.7

6.3 km
483 km (3 mi)South Pacific Ocean, 11 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
I FELT IT - 30 reports
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7 May 11:13 pm (GMT +12) (7 May 2021 11:13:13 GMT)
4.0

7.8 km
369 km (229 mi)Hurunui District, 117 km north of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
I FELT IT - 2 reports
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7 May 2021 10:03:50 GMT
2.8

77 km
874 km (543 mi)26 km west of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
Thu, 6 May 2021 (GMT) (4 earthquakes)
6 May 2021 11:18:14 GMT
3.0

11 km
900 km (559 mi)73 km west of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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6 May 2021 10:12:10 GMT
3.3

5 km
334 km (208 mi)Kaikoura District, Canterbury, 90 km south of Blenheim, New Zealand
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6 May 2021 08:33:21 GMT
3.1

53 km
967 km (601 mi)Tasman Sea, 143 km west of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
I FELT IT
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6 May 2021 08:19:52 GMT
2.8

5 km
516 km (321 mi)Westland District, 94 km south of Greymouth, New Zealand
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Wed, 5 May 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
5 May 2021 12:58:31 GMT
3.2

3 km
519 km (322 mi)Westland District, 96 km south of Greymouth, New Zealand MoreMap
5 May 11:55 pm (GMT +12) (5 May 2021 11:55:38 GMT)
4.2

5 km
518 km (322 mi)63 km south of Hokitika, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand 5 reportsMoreMap
5 May 9:38 pm (GMT +12) (5 May 2021 09:38:00 GMT)
4.1

5 km
518 km (322 mi)62 km south of Hokitika, Westland District, West Coast, New Zealand 1 reportMoreMap
Tue, 4 May 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
4 May 2021 19:53:26 GMT
3.3

5 km
615 km (382 mi)Mackenzie District, 89 km northwest of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand 1 reportMoreMap
Mon, 3 May 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
3 May 2021 01:01:07 GMT
2.9

30 km
153 km (95 mi)Tasman Sea, 76 km north of Wellington, New Zealand MoreMap
Sun, 2 May 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
2 May 2021 17:28:54 GMT
2.9

2 km
254 km (158 mi)Tasman District, 62 km west of Nelson, New Zealand MoreMap
2 May 2021 10:34:57 GMT
3.0

173 km
156 km (97 mi)Tasman Sea, 82 km north of Nelson, New Zealand MoreMap
Sat, 1 May 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
1 May 2021 19:39:41 GMT
2.9

6.1 km
389 km (242 mi)Hurunui District, 1 km north of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
1 May 2021 07:27:43 GMT
2.9

5 km
323 km (201 mi)Kaikoura District, Canterbury, 79 km south of Blenheim, New Zealand MoreMap
Fri, 30 Apr 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
30 Apr 2021 20:15:28 GMT
2.9

12 km
904 km (562 mi)74 km west of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
Thu, 29 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
29 Apr 2021 20:43:55 GMT
2.8

5 km
165 km (103 mi)Tasman Sea, 17 km southwest of Levin, New Zealand 2 reportsMoreMap
29 Apr 2021 10:46:43 GMT
3.3

81 km
843 km (524 mi)43 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
Wed, 28 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
28 Apr 2021 19:21:50 GMT
3.0

47 km
880 km (547 mi)52 km west of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
28 Apr 2021 5:03 pm (GMT +12) (28 Apr 2021 05:03:31 GMT)
4.2

138 km
85 km (53 mi)Tasman Sea, 96 km west of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand 1 reportMoreMap
Mon, 26 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
26 Apr 2021 16:52:53 GMT
3.3

12 km
939 km (583 mi)Tasman Sea, 79 km west of Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand MoreMap
26 Apr 2021 13:12:35 GMT
3.5

5 km
746 km (464 mi)Southland District, 76 km northwest of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand MoreMap
Sun, 25 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
25 Apr 2021 20:29:56 GMT
3.0

28 km
109 km (68 mi)Tasman Sea, 32 km southwest of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand 1 reportMoreMap
25 Apr 2021 14:20:52 GMT
2.8

127 km
135 km (84 mi)Tasman Sea, 97 km north of Nelson, New Zealand MoreMap
Sat, 24 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
24 Apr 7:05 pm (GMT +12) (24 Apr 2021 07:05:13 GMT)
4.3

12 km
866 km (538 mi)Tasman Sea, 189 km northwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand 1 reportMoreMap
24 Apr 2021 03:29:32 GMT
3.7

74 km
837 km (520 mi)46 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
Fri, 23 Apr 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
23 Apr 2021 14:33:15 GMT
3.6

6.3 km
702 km (436 mi)Westland District, West Coast, 99 km north of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand MoreMap
Thu, 22 Apr 2021 (GMT) (4 earthquakes)
22 Apr 2021 15:33:24 GMT
3.7
738 km (459 mi)Tasman Sea, New Zealand MoreMap
22 Apr 2021 08:27:30 GMT
3.0

83 km
135 km (84 mi)Tasman Sea, 95 km north of Nelson, New Zealand MoreMap
22 Apr 2021 8:07 pm (GMT +12) (22 Apr 2021 08:07:31 GMT)
4.9

9.1 km
705 km (438 mi)Westland District, West Coast, 99 km north of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand 5 reportsMoreMap
22 Apr 2021 07:10:40 GMT
3.2

33 km
312 km (194 mi)88 km southwest of Blenheim, Marlborough District, New Zealand MoreMap
Wed, 21 Apr 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
21 Apr 2021 20:06:59 GMT
2.8

5 km
699 km (434 mi)Westland District, West Coast, 73 km northwest of Wanaka, New Zealand MoreMap
21 Apr 5:50 pm (GMT +12) (21 Apr 2021 05:50:10 GMT)
4.7

12 km
704 km (437 mi)Westland District, West Coast, 86 km northwest of Wanaka, New Zealand 5 reportsMoreMap
21 Apr 2021 03:21:42 GMT
3.1

4.5 km
482 km (3 mi)7.2 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand 7 reportsMoreMap
Tue, 20 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
20 Apr 2021 12:32:02 GMT
3.1

73 km
120 km (75 mi)Tasman Sea, 81 km west of Palmerston North, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand MoreMap
20 Apr 2021 05:12:27 GMT
3.4

56 km
162 km (101 mi)Tasman Sea, 67 km north of Wellington, New Zealand MoreMap
Mon, 19 Apr 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
19 Apr 2021 16:41:01 GMT
2.8

77 km
211 km (131 mi)Tasman Sea, 18 km north of Nelson, New Zealand MoreMap
Sun, 18 Apr 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
18 Apr 2021 21:54:55 GMT
3.5

126 km
246 km (153 mi)Tasman District, 40 km west of Nelson, New Zealand MoreMap
18 Apr 2021 05:01:34 GMT
3.0

38 km
833 km (518 mi)70 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
Fri, 16 Apr 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
16 Apr 2021 23:55:20 GMT
3.0

5 km
829 km (515 mi)Tasman Sea, 72 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
17 Apr 2021 10:57 am (GMT +12) (16 Apr 2021 22:57:07 GMT)
5.1

12 km
831 km (516 mi)Tasman Sea, 73 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand 3 reportsMoreMap
16 Apr 2021 01:15:13 GMT
3.1

5 km
307 km (191 mi)Kaikoura District, Canterbury, 61 km south of Blenheim, New Zealand MoreMap
Thu, 15 Apr 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
15 Apr 2021 15:30:38 GMT
2.9

35 km
842 km (523 mi)40 km northwest of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand 1 reportMoreMap
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 (GMT) (5 earthquakes)
14 Apr 2021 15:51:43 GMT
3.0

12 km
90 km (56 mi)Rangitikei District, 13 km southeast of Wanganui, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand MoreMap
14 Apr 2021 13:56:26 GMT
3.2

190 km
253 km (157 mi)Buller District, West Coast, 71 km west of Nelson, New Zealand MoreMap
14 Apr 2021 13:44:42 GMT
3.0

5 km
744 km (462 mi)Southland District, 81 km northwest of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand MoreMap
14 Apr 2021 13:22:24 GMT
3.4

5 km
979 km (608 mi)Tasman Sea, 183 km southwest of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand MoreMap
14 Apr 2021 00:35:05 GMT
2.8

40 km
902 km (560 mi)59 km west of Te Anau, Southland District, New Zealand MoreMap
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