Kōrero: Earthquakes

New Zealand earthquakes, 1990–94

Earthquakes shake parts of New Zealand every day, although few are felt at the surface. This map shows all the earthquakes detected over a five-year period. Earthquakes are color-coded according to their depth, and it can be seen that clusters of quakes occur at different depths.

To access the latest data on New Zealand earthquakes use the GeoNet Quake Search catalogue.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand

Source: GNS Science

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Earthquakes - What causes earthquakes?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/4394/new-zealand-earthquakes-1990-94 (accessed 30 July 2021)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017