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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 severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 4:15:47 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.5
Location10 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTTue, Nov 22 2016, 6:13:33 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude5.7
Location15 km south-east of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 1:34:22 pm
Depth35 km
Magnitude6.3
Location30 km north of Cheviot
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 1:33:51 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude5.7
Location20 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 6:17:39 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude5.1
LocationWithin 5 km of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 2:31:26 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude6.0
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 12:52:44 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude6.2
Location35 km north-west of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 12:32:06 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude6.2
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 12:16:10 am
Depth2 km
Magnitude5.6
Location5 km west of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTMon, Nov 14 2016, 12:02:56 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude7.8
Location15 km north-east of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZSTFri, Sep 2 2016, 4:37:55 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude7.1
Location125 km north-east of Te Araroa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago