Latest earthquakes near Lower Hutt, Wellington today

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List of latest earthquakes near Lower Hutt.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Apr 14, 2024 10:32
(Auckland)
M 3.1 94 km W
from Lower Hutt
Apr 13, 2024 07:19
(Auckland)
M 3.0 100 km NNW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 13, 2024 04:39
(Auckland)
M 3.0 237 km N
from Lower Hutt
Apr 12, 2024 22:16
(Auckland)
M 3.7 163 km SW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 12, 2024 12:50
(Auckland)
M 3.2 161 km NW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 11, 2024 04:00
(Auckland)
M 3.1 297 km NNE
from Lower Hutt
Apr 10, 2024 23:42
(Auckland)
M 3.4 125 km NE
from Lower Hutt
Apr 8, 2024 09:13
(Auckland)
M 3.3 220 km N
from Lower Hutt
Apr 8, 2024 03:26
(Auckland)
M 3.2 283 km NNE
from Lower Hutt
Apr 8, 2024 02:17
(Auckland)
M 3.5 100 km WNW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 7, 2024 01:35
(Auckland)
M 3.3 64 km NW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 6, 2024 16:28
(Auckland)
M 3.0 116 km NNW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 6, 2024 09:45
(Auckland)
M 3.3 163 km NW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 6, 2024 00:12
(Auckland)
M 3.2 254 km NNE
from Lower Hutt
Apr 5, 2024 20:49
(Auckland)
M 3.0 272 km NNE
from Lower Hutt
Apr 4, 2024 14:02
(Auckland)
M 3.9 190 km N
from Lower Hutt
Apr 4, 2024 08:13
(Auckland)
M 3.2 31 km N
from Lower Hutt
Apr 3, 2024 01:47
(Auckland)
M 3.8 76 km NNE
from Lower Hutt
Apr 2, 2024 01:47
(Auckland)
M 3.0 164 km W
from Lower Hutt
Mar 31, 2024 11:41
(Auckland)
M 3.2 204 km NNW
from Lower Hutt
Mar 30, 2024 23:37
(Auckland)
M 3.2 222 km NNE
from Lower Hutt
Mar 30, 2024 08:27
(Auckland)
M 3.4 138 km NW
from Lower Hutt
Mar 29, 2024 22:32
(Auckland)
M 3.2 180 km NNE
from Lower Hutt
Mar 29, 2024 12:17
(Auckland)
M 3.7 37 km NW
from Lower Hutt
Mar 29, 2024 07:34
(Auckland)
M 3.3 254 km NNE
from Lower Hutt

Map of Latest Earthquakes near Lower Hutt

Lower Hutt Earthquake Statistics

Average Earthquakes:
81 Yearly
Within 300 km, Mag 4+, last 10 years
Latest Earthquake:
Mag 3.1
Apr 14, 2024 10:32

Average

A total of 814 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or above have struck within 300 km (186 mi) of Lower Hutt, Wellington in the past 10 years. This comes down to a yearly average of 81 earthquakes per year, or 6 per month. On average an earthquake will hit near Lower Hutt roughly every 4 days.

A relatively large number of earthquakes occurred near Lower Hutt in 2016. A total of 386 earthquakes (mag 4+) were detected within 300 km of Lower Hutt that year. The strongest had a 7.8 magnitude.

Yearly Earthquakes within 300 km (186 mi) of Lower Hutt with a magnitude of 4 or above.

Magnitude Distribution

The table below visualizes the distribution of all earthquakes that occurred within 300km of Lower Hutt in the past 10 years. No earthquakes with a magnitude of 8 or above have occurred near Lower Hutt during this time. Usually, higher magnitudes are less common than lower magnitudes. Small earthquakes with a magnitude below 4 on the Richter scale have been omitted from this overview.

Earthquakes by magnitude near Lower Hutt (past 10 years).
Magnitude Earthquakes Percentage
Mag. 4 746 91.65%
Mag. 5 60 7.37%
Mag. 6 7 0.86%
Mag. 7 1 0.12%
Mag. 8 0 0.0%
Mag. 9 0 0.0%
Mag. 10 0 0.0%

Strongest earthquakes near Lower Hutt

Strongest in 10 years:
Mag 7.8
On Nov 14, 2016 00:02.
Strongest since 1900:
Mag 7.8
On Nov 14, 2016 00:02.

The strongest recent earthquake of the past 10 years near Lower Hutt occurred on Nov 14, 2016 00:02 local time (Pacific/Auckland timezone). It had a magnitude of 7.8 and struck 229 kilometers (142 mi) south-west of Lower Hutt, at a depth of 15 km. Discover more strong earthquakes near Lower Hutt in the list below.

In the table below you will find the strongest earthquakes that occurred near Lower Hutt, Wellington in the past 10 years. You can use the tabs to find the heaviest historic earthquakes since the year 1900 or within a specific year or distance from Lower Hutt.

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List of strongest earthquakes near Lower Hutt.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Nov 14, 2016 00:02
(Auckland)
M 7.8 229 km SW
from Lower Hutt
Nov 14, 2016 13:34
(Auckland)
M 6.5 207 km SW
from Lower Hutt
Nov 14, 2016 00:32
(Auckland)
M 6.5 161 km SW
from Lower Hutt
Nov 14, 2016 02:31
(Auckland)
M 6.2 158 km SW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 24, 2015 15:36
(Auckland)
M 6.1 184 km WSW
from Lower Hutt
Oct 30, 2018 15:13
(Auckland)
M 6.1 240 km N
from Lower Hutt
Nov 14, 2016 00:52
(Auckland)
M 6.1 151 km SW
from Lower Hutt
Apr 24, 2015 15:36
(Auckland)
M 6.0 174 km SW
from Lower Hutt
Nov 22, 2016 13:19
(Auckland)
M 5.9 191 km ENE
from Lower Hutt
Nov 14, 2016 00:33
(Auckland)
M 5.8 106 km SSW
from Lower Hutt

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Nearest earthquakes from Lower Hutt

These are the earthquakes with their epicenter nearest to Lower Hutt, Wellington. You can use the buttons to find nearby earthquakes for a specific year or with a specific magnitude.

List of nearest earthquakes from Lower Hutt.
Date and Time Magnitude Distance
Feb 20, 2021 18:15
(Auckland)
M 4.3 14 km N
from Lower Hutt
Oct 22, 2015 22:44
(Auckland)
M 4.6 15 km E
from Lower Hutt
Dec 31, 2020 01:10
(Auckland)
M 4.4 17 km NNE
from Lower Hutt
Jul 10, 2017 06:56
(Auckland)
M 4.0 16 km ENE
from Lower Hutt
Jun 21, 2016 21:05
(Auckland)
M 4.6 22 km SSE
from Lower Hutt
Feb 29, 2024 05:18
(Auckland)
M 4.2 25 km ENE
from Lower Hutt
Nov 27, 2017 02:31
(Auckland)
M 4.3 24 km W
from Lower Hutt
Jun 23, 2020 20:21
(Auckland)
M 4.3 25 km WNW
from Lower Hutt
May 31, 2022 23:27
(Auckland)
M 4.0 27 km NW
from Lower Hutt
Mar 23, 2017 20:51
(Auckland)
M 4.4 29 km N
from Lower Hutt

Map of Nearest Earthquakes from Lower Hutt

Frequently Asked Questions

These questions are commonly asked in relation to earthquakes occurring near Lower Hutt.

When was the last earthquake in Lower Hutt, Wellington?

A 3.1 magnitude earthquake hit near Lower Hutt on the morning of April 14, 2024 at 10:32 local time (Pacific/Auckland). The center of this earthquake was located 94km west of Lower Hutt at a depth of 27km under land. Check the list on our website for any earthquakes occurring near Lower Hutt, Wellington in the past hours.

What was the strongest earthquake near Lower Hutt, Wellington?

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Lower Hutt on the night of November 14, 2016 at 00:02 local time (Pacific/Auckland). The center of this earthquake was located 229km southwest of Lower Hutt at a depth of 15km under land. This is the strongest earthquake that occurred near Lower Hutt since the year 1900.

How often do earthquakes occur near Lower Hutt, Wellington?

In the past 10 years, 814 earthquakes with a magnitude of four or higher occurred within a 300 kilometer range from Lower Hutt. This averages to 81 earthquakes yearly, or one earthquake every 4 days.