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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 light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 1 2016, 2:48:39 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.4
Location40 km south-east of Hastings
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2 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 30 2016, 9:40:38 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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7 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 30 2016, 10:54:54 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km south-east of Te Awamutu
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17 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 10:56:28 pm
Depth25 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north of Castlepoint
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 6:59:29 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 3:25:08 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km west of Whakatane
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 7:57:13 am
Depth48 km
Magnitude3.9
Location35 km north-west of Wellington
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 5:09:48 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.5
Location20 km west of Hanmer Springs
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 4:53:44 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km south of Wairoa
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 3:45:02 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 1:27:04 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.5
Location35 km north-west of Mount Cook
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 1:12:24 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km east of Palmerston North
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2 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 1:11:47 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.4
Location30 km north-west of Wairoa
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2 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, Apr 28 2016, 9:44:20 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.4
Location35 km north-east of Milford Sound
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 27 2016, 7:58:36 pm
Depth73 km
Magnitude3.9
Location30 km north-west of Te Anau
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 27 2016, 5:36:48 pm
Depth29 km
Magnitude3.1
Location25 km north-east of Te Araroa
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTWed, Apr 27 2016, 2:25:30 pm
Depth46 km
Magnitude4.0
Location10 km north-east of Opotiki
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 26 2016, 10:01:59 pm
Depth28 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-west of Te Araroa
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 26 2016, 6:53:11 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north-west of Te Araroa
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 26 2016, 12:54:15 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 25 2016, 11:18:15 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km west of Porangahau
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 25 2016, 7:42:27 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location20 km east of Seddon
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 25 2016, 5:58:45 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km east of Eketahuna
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 24 2016, 11:05:49 pm
Depth65 km
Magnitude3.8
Location45 km north-east of French Pass
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Apr 24 2016, 2:19:27 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.3
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 24 2016, 12:35:05 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km north-east of Methven
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7 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 22 2016, 8:35:09 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude3.5
Location25 km south-east of Twizel
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 22 2016, 5:07:18 pm
Depth22 km
Magnitude3.1
Location40 km west of Ohakune
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 22 2016, 5:10:06 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.0
Location40 km north-west of Mount Cook
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 22 2016, 2:29:33 am
Depth49 km
Magnitude3.2
Location25 km east of Milford Sound
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago