Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Swarm Of Earthquakes Hits Wellington Region

Location Map From

Since 6.54pm this evening there have been five earthquakes in roughly the same spot 40km south east of Martinborough off the Wairarapa Coast.

The most recent of these at 10.26pm was the largest at 5.2 on the richter scale, and was felt widely in the Wellington region, including at Scoop HQ where it caused a relatively light woozy motion over a period of a few seconds.

The swarm of Wairarapa quakes followed two other earthquakes in the lower North Island today, one near Hastings at 5.19pm and one in the Cook Strait north-west of Porirua at 1.38pm.

The following is the earthquake data on the earthquakes from There you can find more information, and maps showing the quake locations.

2353002 NZDT: Tue, Jan 18 2005 10:26 pm
Magnitude: 5.2 Depth: 25 km
40 km south-east of Martinborough,

2352990 NZDT: Tue, Jan 18 2005 9:46 pm
Magnitude: 3.8 Depth: 20 km
40 km south-east of Martinborough,

2352986 NZDT: Tue, Jan 18 2005 9:36 pm
Magnitude: 4.9 Depth: 20 km
40 km south-east of Martinborough,

2352944 NZDT: Tue, Jan 18 2005 7:24 pm
Magnitude: 3.6 Depth: 15 km
40 km south-east of Martinborough,

2352934 NZDT: Tue, Jan 18 2005 6:54 pm
Magnitude: 3.8 Depth: 15 km
40 km south-east of Martinborough,

2352910 NZDT: Tue, Jan 18 2005 5:19 pm
Magnitude: 3.6 Depth: 20 km
20 km west of Hastings,

2352843 NZDT: Tue, Jan 18 2005 1:38 pm
Magnitude: 4.4 Depth: 50 km
30 km north-west of Porirua,


© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Using Scoop Professionally? Introducing ScoopPro

ScoopPro is a new offering aimed at ensuring professional users get the most out of Scoop and support us to continue improving it so that Scoop continues to exist as a public service for all New Zealanders. More>>


Don Rennie: Is It Time To Take ACC Back To First Principles?

The word “investing” has played a major part in the operations of the ACC since 1998... More>>

27-29 Sept: Social Enterprise World Forum Live Blog

1600+ delegates from more than 45 countries have came together to share wisdom, build networks and discuss how to create a more sustainable future using social enterprise as a vehicle. Attending the Forum were social enterprise practitioners, social entrepreneurs, policy makers, community leaders, investors, activists, academics and more from across the globe... More>>

HiveMind Report: A Universal Basic Income For Aotearoa NZ

Results from this HiveMind suggests that an overwhelming majority of Kiwis believe that due to changing circumstances and inefficiencies in the current system, we need a better system to take care of welfare of struggling members in our society. More>>


Scoop Hivemind: Medical Cannabis - Co-Creating A Policy For Aotearoa

Welcome to the fourth and final HiveMind for Scoop’s Opening the Election campaign for 2017. This HiveMind explores the question: what would a fair, humane and safe Medical Cannabis policy look like for Aotearoa, NZ in 2018? More>>