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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, Dec 18 2014, 10:36:34 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km east of Hokitika
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 17 2014, 1:26:08 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km east of Reefton
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 15 2014, 4:46:31 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km east of Reefton
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 13 2014, 12:11:32 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km east of Greymouth
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6 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 13 2014, 2:37:04 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.5
Location25 km south-west of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 11 2014, 1:29:13 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km east of Reefton
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Dec 11 2014, 4:32:28 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.4
Location10 km south-east of Reefton
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Dec 10 2014, 11:01:46 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km east of Reefton
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Dec 10 2014, 2:29:59 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.9
Location10 km south-east of Reefton
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 1 2014, 1:07:48 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 27 2014, 3:32:00 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.5
Location20 km south of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 23 2014, 11:06:40 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km east of Greymouth
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 18 2014, 12:16:47 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.8
Location35 km north-east of Karamea
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 17 2014, 10:59:07 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south of Greymouth
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Nov 14 2014, 2:14:02 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude3.3
Location30 km west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Oct 31 2014, 5:06:08 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.2
Location30 km east of Karamea
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 22 2014, 5:30:14 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.5
Location65 km south of Hokitika
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Oct 21 2014, 5:50:34 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km south of Reefton
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Oct 20 2014, 7:07:42 am
Depth134 km
Magnitude5.1
Location35 km north-west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 1 2014, 4:29:54 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.9
Location5 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Sep 25 2014, 3:26:27 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km north-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Sep 23 2014, 2:41:22 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude5.5
Location20 km west of Pongaroa
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Sep 17 2014, 12:04:34 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Mount Cook
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 12:18:11 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.5
Location5 km east of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 9 2014, 8:06:45 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.8
Location20 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 9 2014, 7:47:20 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.3
Location20 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 8 2014, 4:33:07 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km north-east of Greymouth
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 5 2014, 11:44:18 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.3
Location35 km north of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 3 2014, 10:09:37 pm
Depth40 km
Magnitude4.0
Location40 km west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jul 27 2014, 5:31:18 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-west of Mount Cook
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago