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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 moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 31 2015, 10:38:21 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.9
Location40 km north of Oxford
Felt it?quake details...

19 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 30 2015, 1:55:21 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km east of Greymouth
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 30 2015, 8:25:27 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.1
Location35 km north-east of Karamea
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 28 2015, 9:22:31 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 19 2015, 1:03:58 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km north-east of Murchison
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 16 2015, 11:00:16 pm
Depth62 km
Magnitude4.0
Location40 km north-east of Picton
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 14 2015, 5:44:57 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.2
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 14 2015, 12:40:00 am
Depth83 km
Magnitude5.7
Location75 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 12 2015, 10:11:21 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 9 2015, 10:59:02 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.5
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 8 2015, 3:57:17 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.4
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 7 2015, 11:25:05 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.7
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 7:55:46 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 5:28:12 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.9
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 5:04:57 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.8
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 12:23:40 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.7
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 11:41:34 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 9:37:22 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.8
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 8:46:15 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.3
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 7:45:25 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 7:39:44 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.5
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 7:14:29 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 7:07:59 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.5
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 7:06:26 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.5
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 6:59:52 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.1
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 6:52:48 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.2
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 6:48:41 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude6.0
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 28 2014, 9:55:30 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Mount Cook
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTFri, Dec 26 2014, 5:25:31 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude3.2
Location5 km west of Murchison
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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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
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago