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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 light
NZDTTue, Sep 27 2016, 11:33:24 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.2
Location10 km south of Westport
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18 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Sep 15 2016, 1:36:51 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km east of Westport
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Sep 10 2016, 10:02:49 am
Depth80 km
Magnitude5.1
Location50 km north of French Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 9 2016, 4:39:46 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.2
Location35 km west of Motueka
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Sep 3 2016, 2:27:43 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 30 2016, 1:00:56 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location35 km north-east of Mount Cook
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 22 2016, 2:11:49 pm
Depth2 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 8 2016, 6:22:46 pm
Depth61 km
Magnitude3.6
Location30 km south-east of Nelson
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Aug 6 2016, 2:35:53 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 6 2016, 8:32:38 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km west of Mount Cook
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 4 2016, 4:47:16 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km south of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 2 2016, 1:29:12 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jul 30 2016, 4:02:33 pm
Depth3 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 28 2016, 3:42:39 am
Depth3 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Jul 26 2016, 7:42:24 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.8
Location45 km north-west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Jul 23 2016, 8:58:07 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location5 km south of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 22 2016, 7:00:13 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.8
Location25 km south-west of Karamea
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 21 2016, 7:22:29 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.3
Location25 km south-west of Collingwood
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jul 18 2016, 3:13:09 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.2
Location20 km south-west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 5 2016, 1:10:32 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jul 4 2016, 12:45:50 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.6
Location5 km south-west of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 29 2016, 3:22:20 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks 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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weeks 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
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago