5/03/2015 — Large earthquake strikes New Zealand — 6.0 Magnitude in the Southwest

(May 4, 2015 New Zealand)

A noteworthy 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck Southwest New Zealand.

new zealand 6.0m earthquake may 3 2015

This earthquake follows a flurry of other seismic activity due North of New Zealand, near the Eastern islands of Papua New Guinea.

Over the past several days there have been MULTIPLE near 7.0M earthquakes (6.9M + 7.2M) which occurred near Papua New Guinea.  Additionally, over the past 24 hours, a new swarm has developed near the PNG Eastern islands.

There also were a series of earthquakes which began to occur reaching Southward from the 6.2M earthquake which occurred deep in the Asthenosphere below Fiji several days ago.

The earthquakes crept South towards New Zealand over the past few days as we saw two 5.0M+ events occur North of NZ — pressure heading South along the Pacific plate boundary.

new zealand 6.0m earthquake may 3 2015a


Watch the most recent earthquake update for a better idea of what is going on internationally , leading to all of these large events happening within such a short amount of time:

As I said in the above video, this is like 2011 all over again…..


This earthquake is similar in size and depth to the 2011 earthquake which struck Christchurch NZ.

The 2011 magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Christchurch at a depth of approximately 5km (3 miles).



M 6.0 – SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND – 2015-05-04 02:29:10 UTC



Magnitude M 6.0
Date time 2015-05-04 02:29:10.4 UTC
Location 44.54 S ; 168.83 E
Depth 5 km
Distances 605 km SW of Wellington, New Zealand / pop: 381,900 / local time: 14:29:10.4 2015-05-04
198 km NW of Dunedin, New Zealand / pop: 114,347 / local time: 14:29:10.4 2015-05-04
31 km NW of Wanaka, New Zealand / pop: 4,428 / local time: 14:29:10.4 2015-05-04