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New Zealand Earthquake Map - M7.8 Strikes New Zealand

M7.8 Earthquake in New Zealand
Description :Earthquake of Magnitude 7.8 strikes South Island of New Zealand 
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Series of Quakes Killed Two

Nov 14, 2016 09:30:00 UTC: According to officials, two people have lost their life in the series of earthquakes that hit New Zealand's South Island early Monday. The further damage in the areas are being surveyed.

 

Government of New Zealand is now focusing on food, water, help and backup for the people of Kaikoura. As per reports, it will take time to open the roads of both north and south.

 

The coastal community of Kaikoura was struck by 7.8-magnitude quake in the midnight which triggered waves of 2.49 meters (8 feet) above usual tide levels. Later, another 6.2-magnitude quake struck 39 kilometers west-southwest of Kaikoura near north of Christchurch.

 

7.8 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks New Zealand

Nov 14, 2016 11:02:56 UTC: New Zealand was today hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, which was one of the most powerful to occur in a century. As per United States Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was situated around 100 kms northeast of Christchurch, triggering off an alarm of an impending Tsunami.

 

The Christchurch Civil Defense Emergency Management has been called to action and people have been asked to evacuate to higher ground. The damage assessment was still going on.

 

Several aftershocks have followed since and the biggest fear now is the Tsunami that is expected. New Zealand lies at the collision point of the Indo-Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, and as a result experiences around 14,000 earthquakes in a year. Of these, only around 150 are felt.

 

The last major earthquake to hit New Zealand was of 7.1 magnitude and occurred just off the East Coast of North Island on 1 Sept earlier this year.

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History of Earthquakes in New Zealand
Date Location Magnitude Fatalities
Jan 23, 1855 Wellington, New Zealand M 8.0 Fatalities 4
Feb 2, 1931 Hawke's Bay, New Zealand M 7.9 Fatalities 256
May 23, 1968 Inangahua, New Zealand M 7.1 Fatalities 2
Aug 21, 2003 South Island of New Zealand M 7.2  
Nov 22, 2004 Off West Coast of South Island, N.Z. M 7.1  
Oct 15, 2007 South Island of New Zealand M 6.8  
Dec 20, 2007 Off east coast of the North Island, New Zealand M 6.6 Fatalities 1
Jul 15, 2009 Off West Coast of the South Island, New Zealand M 7.8  
Sep 3, 2010 South Island of New Zealand M 7.0  
Feb 21, 2011 Christchurch, New Zealand M 6.1 Fatalities 181
Sep 01. 2016 Gisborne, New Zealand M 7.1  

 



New Zealand Earthquake Map - M7.1 Strikes New Zealand

M7.1 Earthquake in New Zealand

Earthquake of Magnitude 7.1 strikes central New Zealand
 

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Earthquakes in New Zealand

Map showing the epicentres of major earthquakes occured in New Zealand.