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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Hawke's Bay region over the past year:

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 24 2017, 5:45:42 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km north of Waipukurau
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14 hours ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 10:00:16 am
Depth40 km
Magnitude5.0
Location15 km west of Te Kaha
Felt it?quake details...

1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 18 2017, 2:07:19 pm
Depth48 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km east of Napier
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 10 2017, 12:11:11 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.5
Location20 km south-east of Porangahau
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 9 2017, 9:41:26 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.5
Location20 km east of Pongaroa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 8 2017, 6:37:34 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km west of Hastings
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 8 2017, 6:07:07 pm
Depth48 km
Magnitude3.2
Location5 km north of Porangahau
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 7 2017, 5:46:11 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude4.8
Location15 km west of Te Kaha
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 6 2017, 5:35:56 pm
Depth24 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km north-west of Hastings
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 4 2017, 8:39:23 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.1
Location5 km south-west of Pongaroa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 3 2017, 1:21:56 am
Depth52 km
Magnitude3.9
Location40 km south-west of Matawai
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTFri, Dec 30 2016, 4:01:03 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.4
Location15 km north-west of Wairoa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 30 2016, 2:43:17 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km south-west of Wairoa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
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 weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 29 2016, 1:50:07 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north of Waipukurau
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 26 2016, 9:59:47 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.0
Location5 km east of Hastings
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 24 2016, 4:55:59 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.1
Location5 km south-east of Porangahau
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 24 2016, 8:48:59 am
Depth35 km
Magnitude3.2
Location10 km east of Waipukurau
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 23 2016, 12:42:06 pm
Depth31 km
Magnitude2.8
Location5 km south-west of Hastings
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 21 2016, 3:36:17 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km east of Wairoa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 19 2016, 1:33:24 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km north-west of Napier
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Dec 15 2016, 4:00:43 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km east of Wairoa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 11:46:53 am
Depth43 km
Magnitude3.8
Location5 km south of Dannevirke
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Dec 6 2016, 10:27:07 am
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km south-west of Waipukurau
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 7:13:05 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.8
Location35 km north of Wairoa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 4:15:54 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km south of Hastings
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 10:19:06 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.4
Location35 km north of Wairoa
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 3 2016, 5:36:31 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.1
Location15 km north-east of Porangahau
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 28 2016, 1:13:41 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.7
Location15 km south-east of Porangahau
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 28 2016, 2:49:54 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude3.1
Location15 km west of Porangahau
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago