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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the New Zealand region over the past year:

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 30 2016, 1:00:56 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location35 km north-east of Mount Cook
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15 mins ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Aug 29 2016, 10:18:47 pm
Depth25 km
Magnitude4.3
Location45 km east of Tolaga Bay
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14 hours ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 29 2016, 9:50:13 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.5
Location20 km east of Christchurch
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15 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 29 2016, 4:42:53 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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20 hours ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 7:53:20 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.7
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 3:53:22 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 3:02:29 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.8
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 9:39:35 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km west of Tolaga Bay
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 8:30:34 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 8:17:22 am
Depth46 km
Magnitude3.8
Location60 km west of Te Anau
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 7:07:32 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north-west of Cheviot
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 1:29:15 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 27 2016, 8:54:18 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.3
Location35 km north-west of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 27 2016, 3:04:27 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km south-east of Waipukurau
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 27 2016, 12:59:21 pm
Depth25 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km east of Palmerston North
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 27 2016, 1:59:25 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km north-west of Taupo
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3 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 4:23:05 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.4
Location35 km south-west of Whanganui
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 12:51:59 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km south-west of Tokomaru Bay
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 7:42:35 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km north-west of Porangahau
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 7:09:27 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-west of Hanmer Springs
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 5:26:44 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km north of Porangahau
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 5:03:02 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km north of Porangahau
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 2:29:55 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km west of Christchurch
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 25 2016, 7:02:36 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 25 2016, 4:44:54 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-west of Ohakune
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 25 2016, 1:39:41 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km south-west of Gisborne
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Aug 24 2016, 5:48:39 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude1.9
Location5 km east of Ruatoria
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6 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Aug 23 2016, 8:27:08 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.7
Location15 km south-west of Taupo
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 22 2016, 2:11:49 pm
Depth2 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km east of Arthur's Pass
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 21 2016, 7:34:40 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km east of Ruatoria
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a week ago