GeoNet NZ Quakes

The geonetnz_quakes integration lets you use a GeoJSON feed provided by New Zealand’s GeoNet with information about quakes in the New Zealand region that happened within the last 7 days. It retrieves incidents from a feed and shows information of those incidents filtered by distance to Home Assistant’s location.

Entities are generated, updated and removed automatically with each update from the feed. Each entity defines latitude and longitude and will be shown on the default map automatically, or on a map card by defining the source geonetnz_quakes. The distance is available as the state of each entity, and converted to the unit (kilometers or miles) configured in Home Assistant.

The data is updated every 5 minutes.

The material used by this integration is provided under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 New Zealand (CC BY 3.0 NZ) license. It has only been modified for the purpose of presenting the material in Home Assistant. Please refer to the creator’s disclaimer notice and data policy for more information.

We acknowledge the New Zealand GeoNet project and its sponsors EQC, GNS Science and LINZ, for providing data/images used in this integration.


To integrate the GeoNet New Zealand Quakes feed use the “Integrations” feature in the GUI, you find it under Configurations - Integrations, or add the following line to your configuration.yaml.

# Example configuration.yaml entry

Configuration Variables

mmi integer (Optional, default: 2)

Request quakes that may have caused shaking greater than or equal to the MMI value. Allowable values are -1..8 inclusive. Value -1 is used for quakes that are too small to calculate a stable MMI value for.

minimum_magnitude float (Optional, default: 0.0)

The minimum magnitude of an earthquake to be included.

radius float (Optional, default: 50.0)

The radius around your location to monitor; defaults to 50 km or mi (depending on the unit system defined in your configuration.yaml).

latitude float (Optional)

Latitude of the coordinates around which quakes are considered.


Latitude defined in your configuration.

longitude float (Optional)

Longitude of the coordinates around which quakes are considered.


Longitude defined in your configuration.

State Attributes

The following state attributes are available for each entity in addition to the standard ones:

Attribute Description
latitude Latitude of the quake.
longitude Longitude of the quake.
source geonetnz_quakes to be used in conjunction with geo_location automation trigger.
external_id The external ID used in the feed to identify the quake in the feed.
title Title of this entry.
mmi The calculated MMI shaking at the closest locality in the New Zealand region.
magnitude The summary magnitude for the quake.
depth The depth of the quake in km.
time The origin date and time of the quake.
locality Distance and direction to the nearest locality.
quality The quality of this information: best, good, caution, deleted.

Please note that the reported MMI may be lower than the minimum requested MMI. This integration is passing the requested MMI value to the feed source and displays all entries retrieved without further filtering by MMI.


This integration automatically creates a sensor that shows how many entities are currently managed by this integration. In addition to that the sensor has some useful attributes that indicate the currentness of the data retrieved from the feed.

Attribute Description
status Status of last update from the feed (“OK” or “ERROR”).
last update Timestamp of the last update from the feed.
last update successful Timestamp of the last successful update from the feed.
last timestamp Timestamp of the latest entry from the feed.
created Number of entities that were created during last update (optional).
updated Number of entities that were updated during last update (optional).
removed Number of entities that were removed during last update (optional).

Full Configuration

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  radius: 100
  mmi: 4
  minimum_magnitude: 4.5
  latitude: -41.2
  longitude: 174.7