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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 strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 7:16:38 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.6
Location20 km east of Seddon
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 10:00:16 am
Depth40 km
Magnitude5.0
Location15 km west of Te Kaha
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 5:51:04 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.0
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 8:08:44 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.3
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSun, Jan 15 2017, 2:42:35 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.1
Location20 km east of Seddon
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSat, Jan 14 2017, 8:57:49 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.9
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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a week ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSat, Jan 14 2017, 12:30:06 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.5
Location20 km east of Seddon
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a week ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTWed, Jan 11 2017, 1:19:21 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.1
Location15 km east of Seddon
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Jan 9 2017, 2:31:42 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.8
Location5 km west of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Jan 9 2017, 2:46:46 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.6
Location5 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSat, Jan 7 2017, 5:46:11 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude4.8
Location15 km west of Te Kaha
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Jan 6 2017, 9:45:17 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.7
Location15 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTFri, Jan 6 2017, 12:17:33 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude5.3
Location20 km south-west of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Jan 5 2017, 11:34:56 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.4
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Jan 4 2017, 8:39:23 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.1
Location5 km south-west of Pongaroa
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Jan 2 2017, 10:47:19 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.6
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Dec 29 2016, 4:00:20 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.7
Location35 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTThu, Dec 29 2016, 3:34:33 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude5.5
Location35 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Dec 28 2016, 10:03:16 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude4.1
Location20 km south-east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Dec 28 2016, 1:43:09 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.1
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Dec 28 2016, 12:38:46 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude4.6
Location20 km east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSun, Dec 25 2016, 7:37:22 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.7
Location15 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Dec 23 2016, 3:39:53 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.3
Location20 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Dec 22 2016, 6:41:32 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude4.5
Location15 km south of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTWed, Dec 21 2016, 3:27:08 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.7
Location5 km north-east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Dec 21 2016, 7:29:19 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.0
Location10 km south-east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSat, Dec 17 2016, 10:38:11 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.8
Location5 km north of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Dec 13 2016, 6:51:58 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.8
Location10 km south of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Dec 12 2016, 6:14:21 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.7
Location15 km south-east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 10:29:31 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.1
Location10 km north-east of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago