Earthquake M4.7 Near New Zealand

Earthquake M4.7 Near New Zealand

Earthquake M4.7 off the coast of New Zealand happened today. New Zealand is in the Australia plate and is one of the most seismically active areas of the world. The Australia-Pacific plate boundary reaches from the south part of Macquarie Island towards the southern area Kermadec Island chain in the area of New Zealand. There […]

Earthquake Rocks New Zealand

Earthquake Rocks New Zealand

Earthquakes are no strangers to New Zealand, lying on the volatile “Ring of Fire,” making the early morning rocking on Tuesday, Jan.6, 2014 a dramatic but not unheard of wakeup. The magnitude 6.0 quake hit South Island in the Southern Alps, less than 100 miles from Christchurch which is still recovering from the devastating damage […]

Earthquake Hits New Zealand

Earthquake Hits New Zealand

At 6:21 pm local time, an earthquake hit off the coast of New Zealand approximately 143 kilometers West Northwest of Raoul Island. It had a magnitude of 5.2, one of the more significant events in the region, only mitigated by the fact that it struck offshore instead of on land. This region is one of […]