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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
NZDTThu, Feb 4 2016, 1:51:06 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.3
Location30 km west of Blenheim
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 30 2016, 1:53:26 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Arthur's Pass
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 29 2016, 3:20:19 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude4.1
Location30 km west of Wellington
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 6:00:13 am
Depth36 km
Magnitude3.3
Location20 km west of Picton
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 5 2016, 9:04:57 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude3.9
Location15 km north-east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 31 2015, 8:50:49 am
Depth119 km
Magnitude4.9
Location55 km north-west of French Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 28 2015, 8:09:55 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 23 2015, 9:14:53 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Dec 14 2015, 4:42:41 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.5
Location30 km north of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 9 2015, 7:03:34 pm
Depth31 km
Magnitude3.5
Location40 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 5 2015, 10:05:41 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.1
Location55 km south of Hokitika
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 5 2015, 7:50:46 am
Depth50 km
Magnitude4.5
Location45 km north-east of French Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Dec 1 2015, 11:28:38 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.9
Location30 km south-west of Karamea
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 26 2015, 5:00:56 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Nov 20 2015, 3:02:35 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude4.3
Location10 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 16 2015, 1:02:57 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km north of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 12 2015, 9:49:33 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.9
Location40 km east of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 12 2015, 9:03:08 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.5
Location45 km south-east of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 5 2015, 4:22:07 pm
Depth2 km
Magnitude2.4
LocationWithin 5 km of Greymouth
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 4 2015, 10:49:11 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.3
Location20 km north of Reefton
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Oct 22 2015, 8:44:15 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.9
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 21 2015, 3:13:03 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.2
Location30 km south of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 14 2015, 6:29:58 pm
Depth33 km
Magnitude3.3
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Oct 12 2015, 9:05:01 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude5.7
Location15 km east of Pongaroa
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Oct 10 2015, 2:26:51 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.0
Location30 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTTue, Oct 6 2015, 2:41:20 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.9
LocationWithin 5 km of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Sep 26 2015, 6:21:04 pm
Depth2 km
Magnitude1.8
LocationWithin 5 km of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Sep 20 2015, 12:02:10 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.3
Location35 km north-west of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Sep 17 2015, 8:58:44 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.0
Location30 km north-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Sep 15 2015, 9:42:58 am
Depth56 km
Magnitude3.9
Location40 km south-east of St Arnaud
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago