Story: Earthquakes


New Zealand earthquakes, 1990–94

Earthquakes shake parts of New Zealand every day, although few are felt at the surface. This map shows all the earthquakes detected over a five-year period. Earthquakes are color-coded according to their depth, and it can be seen that clusters of quakes occur at different depths.

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Source: GNS Science

How to cite this page:

Eileen McSaveney. 'Earthquakes - What causes earthquakes?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 4-Sep-13