Was there just an earthquake in Auckland?

Was there just an earthquake in Auckland?

A small but moderately felt earthquake has jolted Auckland tonight. According to GeoNet the earthquake was only 2.9 on the Richter Scale but was just 9kms deep, centred 10kms east of Auckland. The earthquake was widely felt across highrise buildings in the CBD and across other central suburbs.

When was the last earthquake in Auckland New Zealand?

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes near Auckland, New Zealand: past 7 days

Date and time Mag Depth Location
Saturday, January 15, 2022 18:59 GMT (1 earthquake)
Jan 16, 2022 7:59 am (GMT +13) (Jan 15, 2022 18:59 GMT) ? n/a akland, Auckland, New Zealand (unconfirmed) I FELT IT – 2 reports

What was the latest earthquake in New Zealand?

Earthquakes Today: latest quakes in or near New Zealand: past 24 hours, Saturday, Jan 22, 2022

Date and time Mag Depth Location
Jan 22, 2022 8:05 am (GMT +13) (Jan 21, 2022 19:05 GMT) 1.7 4 km Taupo District, 120 km southeast of Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand

How do I find out if there was an earthquake in my area?

Report an earthquake experience or related observation through the Did You Feel It? citizen science webpage. The best way to do this is to click on the earthquake that you think you felt on one of the lists on the Earthquakes webpage, and then select the “Tell Us!” link.

Why is New Zealand having so many earthquakes?

Earthquakes in New Zealand occur because we are located on the boundary of two of the world’s major tectonic plates – the Pacific Plate and the Australian Plate. These plates are colliding with huge force, causing one to slowly grind over, under or alongside the other.

What happened during the 1931 Napier earthquake?

3 February 1931 When the earthquake, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, struck at 10.47 a.m., many buildings in central Napier and Hastings collapsed. Among the buildings destroyed were Napier’s Anglican cathedral, public library and nurses’ home, where clerical staff and off-duty nurses died.

Where have the most recent earthquakes occurred?

USGS Magnitude 2.5+ Earthquakes, Past Day

  • 46 km NE of Miches, Dominican Republic.
  • 47 km E of Yakutat, Alaska.
  • 8 km SSE of Tallaboa, Puerto Rico.
  • 8 km SSE of Maria Antonia, Puerto Rico.
  • 21 km NW of Dogonbadan, Iran.
  • 71 km N of Hatillo, Puerto Rico.
  • 16 km WNW of Yopal, Colombia.
  • 45 km SE of Boca de Yuma, Dominican Republic.

How many earthquakes has New Zealand had in the last 24 hours?

70 Earthquakes
Quake Live 70 Earthquakes over the last 24 hours around New Zealand.

How do I know if I just felt an earthquake?

A small earthquake nearby will feel like a small sharp jolt followed by a few stronger sharp shakes that pass quickly. A small earthquake far away will probably not be felt at all, but if you do feel it, it will be a subtle gentle shake or two that is easier to feel if you’re still and sitting down.

How many people died in the earthquake in NZ?

New Zealand’s prime minister says at least 65 people have died after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch. John Key said the toll was expected to rise further, adding: “We may be witnessing…

Where do earthquakes happen in NZ?

Earthquakes occur frequently in New Zealand as the country is situated in the collision zone between the Indo-Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, part of the Pacific Basin Ring of Fire, where many earthquakes and volcanoes occur. Most events occur along the main ranges running from Fiordland in the southwest to East Cape in the northeast.