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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Nelson and West Coast region over the past year:

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 29 2016, 3:22:19 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km south-west of Arthur's Pass
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1 day ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jun 25 2016, 12:38:43 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.7
Location30 km east of Seddon
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6 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 12 2016, 3:57:01 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude4.5
Location10 km north-east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 7 2016, 2:55:22 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude5.8
Location75 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTWed, Jun 1 2016, 4:35:34 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.0
Location5 km south-west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 26 2016, 7:21:13 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.3
Location35 km north-east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 22 2016, 9:43:45 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location20 km north-east of Greymouth
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 12 2016, 7:55:18 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude5.2
Location20 km west of Masterton
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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 12 2016, 7:41:06 am
Depth24 km
Magnitude5.2
Location15 km west of Masterton
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 9 2016, 7:46:44 pm
Depth39 km
Magnitude3.9
Location5 km north-east of Blenheim
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 28 2016, 4:12:05 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.4
Location60 km north-east of Milford Sound
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 25 2016, 3:44:08 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location25 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 24 2016, 8:31:24 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km south-east of Karamea
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 22 2016, 6:34:56 pm
Depth24 km
Magnitude3.8
Location30 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 16 2016, 2:11:13 pm
Depth3 km
Magnitude3.3
Location25 km south-west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTMon, Mar 14 2016, 11:36:06 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.7
Location30 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZDTMon, Mar 14 2016, 11:28:04 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude5.0
Location30 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Mar 13 2016, 8:55:47 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km south-west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Mar 13 2016, 8:22:39 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km south-west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 12 2016, 11:01:31 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude4.4
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 11 2016, 9:24:01 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude4.6
Location35 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 27 2016, 9:33:48 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.2
Location30 km west of Motueka
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 25 2016, 6:24:29 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 22 2016, 4:09:56 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude5.0
Location30 km south-east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 21 2016, 9:45:09 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude3.6
Location30 km north-west of Mount Cook
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Feb 21 2016, 10:32:00 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.3
Location25 km north-west of Mount Cook
Felt Rapid betaFelt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:14:52 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude4.5
Location10 km north of Christchurch
Felt Rapid betaFelt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:13:43 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude5.7
Location10 km east of Christchurch
Felt Rapid betaFelt it?quake details...

weeks ago