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Latest quakes in or near Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, in the past 24 hours on Friday, July 19, 2024 - list, stats and map

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In the past 24 hours, Rotorua has had 11 quakes of magnitudes up to 3.2 within up to 100 km (63 mi) distance:
  • 0 quakes above magnitude 3
  • 6 quakes between magnitude 2 and 3
  • 5 quakes below magnitude 2 that people normally don't feel.
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Latest quakes in or near Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand, in the past 24 hours on Friday, July 19, 2024 - list, stats and map
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Average number of earthquakes

Based on data from the past 14 years and our earthquake archive back to 1900, there are about 3,800 quakes on average per year in or near Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand:
  • Mag. 6 or higher: 0.11 quakes per year (or 1 quake every 9.1 years)
  • Mag. 5 or higher: 2.4 quakes per year
  • Mag. 4 or higher: 16.9 quakes per year
  • Mag. 3 or higher: 195 quakes per year (or 16.2 quakes per month)
  • Mag. 2 or higher: 2,100 quakes per year (or 5.7 quakes per day)
  • Mag. 1 or higher: 3,800 quakes per year (or 10.4 quakes per day)
Rotorua has a very high level of seismic activity. Rotorua has had at least 6 quakes above magnitude 6 since 1970, which suggests that larger earthquakes of this size occur infrequently, probably on average approximately every 5 to 10 years.

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Largest Quakes in or near Rotorua, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Note: This section considers only quakes that have occurred near the city, i.e. in up to 100 km (62 mi) distance. It is possible that larger quakes at greater distances have affected it during history, but are not included in this section because they are no longer considered as "near" in this analysis.
You can look up earthquakes for the wider region or other cities to find out if larger quakes have occcurred in neighboring areas.
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