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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, Dec 10 2016, 6:02:40 pm
Depth24 km
Magnitude4.2
Location40 km north of Kaikoura
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19 hours ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 9 2016, 6:43:23 am
Depth23 km
Magnitude4.4
Location35 km south of Seddon
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 9 2016, 2:37:31 am
Depth40 km
Magnitude4.2
Location35 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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2 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 8 2016, 12:39:21 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.4
Location30 km north of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 8 2016, 12:30:23 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.8
Location20 km west of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 7 2016, 11:25:10 am
Depth36 km
Magnitude4.2
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 7 2016, 9:40:46 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.6
Location15 km south-east of Seddon
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Dec 6 2016, 11:38:15 am
Depth33 km
Magnitude4.3
Location45 km south of Seddon
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5 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 5 2016, 4:19:31 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude4.3
Location30 km north of Kaikoura
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6 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 7:03:03 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.4
Location30 km north of Cheviot
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6 days ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 4:15:47 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.5
Location10 km east of Seddon
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 9:34:15 am
Depth28 km
Magnitude3.8
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

7 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 2 2016, 8:44:36 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.2
Location15 km east of Seddon
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 1 2016, 6:19:34 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.0
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 1 2016, 6:18:40 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude3.9
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 30 2016, 10:53:50 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.1
Location15 km south of Seddon
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 30 2016, 7:12:36 am
Depth69 km
Magnitude3.3
Location10 km north of St Arnaud
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 29 2016, 8:16:49 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 29 2016, 4:09:37 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude4.3
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 29 2016, 5:40:18 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.9
Location30 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 29 2016, 4:47:51 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.2
Location20 km east of Hanmer Springs
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 29 2016, 3:47:29 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.3
Location30 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 29 2016, 2:58:37 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.3
Location30 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 29 2016, 2:00:49 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude4.5
Location35 km north of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 28 2016, 12:41:54 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.6
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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a week ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 27 2016, 9:42:16 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude4.8
Location15 km east of Seddon
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 27 2016, 9:31:11 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude4.5
Location35 km west of Paraparaumu
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 27 2016, 9:33:28 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude4.1
Location20 km south-east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 27 2016, 9:23:13 am
Depth33 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km north-east of St Arnaud
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 27 2016, 4:43:29 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.1
Location25 km north-west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago