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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 light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 28 2015, 8:52:20 am
Depth73 km
Magnitude4.4
Location25 km east of Nelson
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Jul 10 2015, 4:33:33 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.7
LocationWithin 5 km of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 10 2015, 2:03:32 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km south-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 8 2015, 9:04:07 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 7 2015, 3:26:36 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Jul 6 2015, 5:45:15 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.0
Location35 km west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 30 2015, 3:25:26 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.0
Location45 km north-west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 29 2015, 6:17:21 am
Depth36 km
Magnitude3.6
Location50 km west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Jun 22 2015, 9:49:05 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km south-east of Karamea
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 22 2015, 8:06:25 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 16 2015, 10:34:36 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 16 2015, 1:52:40 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 10 2015, 8:23:56 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.8
Location40 km east of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 8 2015, 10:41:19 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km west of Reefton
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 3 2015, 4:36:44 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 31 2015, 6:52:33 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.1
Location30 km north of Mount Cook
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, May 23 2015, 5:40:39 am
Depth36 km
Magnitude4.5
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, May 21 2015, 4:09:26 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.7
Location10 km south-east of Reefton
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 15 2015, 5:34:35 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.6
Location5 km south-east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 15 2015, 11:44:33 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 12 2015, 6:54:25 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude4.0
Location20 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 11 2015, 7:20:16 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-west of Reefton
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, May 7 2015, 4:23:53 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.3
Location55 km north-west of Milford Sound
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, May 5 2015, 11:34:19 pm
Depth47 km
Magnitude4.1
Location20 km west of Picton
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 5 2015, 7:05:48 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, May 4 2015, 2:29:10 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude5.8
Location30 km north-west of Wanaka
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 4 2015, 8:16:31 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km east of Karamea
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, May 3 2015, 6:46:42 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.1
Location15 km east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 3 2015, 12:33:30 pm
Depth61 km
Magnitude3.6
Location40 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 28 2015, 3:57:27 pm
Depth54 km
Magnitude3.7
Location35 km south-east of St Arnaud
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago