Quake shakes capital

Wellingtonians were shaken awake this morning by a magnitude 4.7 quake off the west coast of the North Island.

3.4 quake rattles Christchurch

Christchurch has been rattled by a moderate earthquake - the first felt in the city for months.

Large quake strikes off Indonesia

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake has struck 236km northwest of the Tanimbar Islands in Indonesia, the US Geological Survey reports.

Quake jars East Cape

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck the East Cape this morning, GeoNet reports.

Dozens die in Guatemala quake

Dozens die in Guatemala quake

A strong earthquake off the coast of Guatemala killed at least 48 people and trapped others under rubble, crushing homes and cars, destroying roads and forcing evacuations as far away as Mexico City.

Quakes rattle country overnight

Three earthquakes shook parts of the country overnight.

Strong quake rattles North Island

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake centred more than 200km away shook Hawke's Bay this afternoon.

Quakes shake East Cape

The East Cape was shaken by two earthquakes including a magnitude 4.0 quake just after midnight.

Earthquake Shake Out: thousands to take part

Nearly 50,000 people in Otago will drop, cover and hold at 9.26am tomorrow as they take part in a national earthquake drill.

Many registering to participate in nationwide earthquake drill

More than 2000 Queenstown Lakes residents have signed up to take part in ShakeOut, the first national earthquake public preparedness drill.

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