Earthquakes in New Zealand since 1848

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  • Marlborough, at the top of the South Island

    Magnitude: 7.8
    Deaths: three people.
  • Period: to


  • Wellington

    Magnitude: 8.2
    Deaths: 4 settlers and some indigenous Maori
  • Bay of Plenty region on the east coast of the North Island

    Magnitude: 6.8
    It caused wide spread damage however, there were no casualties
  • Top of the South Island

    Magnitude: 7.8
    Deaths: 17
  • Napier, Hawke's Bay

    Magnitude: 7.8
    Deaths: 256
  • Lower North Island

    Magnitude: 7.6
    No one was killed
  • Wairarapa

    Magnitude: 7.2
    One person was killed and extensive damage was done
  • Wairarapa

    Magnitude: 7.0
  • Town of Inangahua in the South Island

    A 7.1 magnitude quake hit a sparsely populated area around the killing three people and caused widespread destruction. It was felt over much of the country.
  • North Island city of Gisborne

    A 6.8 magnitude quake hit the. It caused no casualties.
  • emote southwest Fiordland region of New Zealand's South Island,

    A 7.8 earthquake struck the r causing a small tsunami. It caused only slight damage to buildings.
  • Christchurch

    A 7.1 magnitude shake struck Christchurch, causing an estimated NZ$4 billion in damage, making it the most destructive quake since 1931. There were no deaths and only two serious injuries.
  • Christchurch

    A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit Christchurch, killing at least 65 people and caused widespread damage because it was shallow and close to the city centre.