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This is a list of recent earthquakes in the New Zealand region:

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 5:16:20 pm
Depth42 km
Magnitude2.1
Location40 km east of Porangahau
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11 mins ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 4:39:43 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude1.9
Location20 km east of Seddon
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48 mins ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 4:26:48 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude1.3
Location25 km south of Taumarunui
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1 hour ago

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Intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 4:15:08 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.0
Location25 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
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1 hour ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 4:08:01 pm
Depth29 km
Magnitude1.7
Location30 km west of Ohakune
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1 hour ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 2:17:40 pm
Depth25 km
Magnitude2.4
Location35 km west of Ohakune
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3 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 2:12:42 pm
Depth35 km
Magnitude1.8
Location10 km south of Hastings
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3 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 2:10:14 pm
Depth78 km
Magnitude2.7
Location65 km north of White Island
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3 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 1:58:57 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude0.3
Location25 km south-west of Turangi
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3 hours ago

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Intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 1:21:29 pm
Depth30 km
Magnitude2.7
Location25 km south-east of Wellington
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4 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 1:11:23 pm
Depth41 km
Magnitude1.9
Location10 km west of Hunterville
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4 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 11:56:37 am
Depth56 km
Magnitude3.0
Location45 km south-east of Murupara
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5 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 11:44:46 am
Depth109 km
Magnitude2.5
Location25 km south-west of Motueka
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5 hours ago

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Intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 11:42:04 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.1
Location25 km south of Hastings
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5 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 11:39:16 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude1.7
Location25 km west of Wairoa
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5 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 11:25:13 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude1.3
Location15 km east of Eketahuna
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6 hours ago

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Intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 11:14:00 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.3
Location30 km west of Waipukurau
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6 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 10:53:17 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.0
Location30 km south-west of Wellington
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6 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 10:51:29 am
Depth53 km
Magnitude2.2
Location30 km east of Te Kaha
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6 hours ago

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Intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 10:49:42 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.2
Location40 km north of Kaikoura
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6 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 10:38:21 am
Depth73 km
Magnitude2.0
Location20 km south-west of Ohakune
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6 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 10:27:36 am
Depth77 km
Magnitude2.1
Location15 km south-west of Motueka
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7 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 10:11:46 am
Depth35 km
Magnitude1.5
Location15 km north-east of Seddon
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7 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 10:00:28 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude1.5
Location30 km south-east of Taupo
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7 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 9:51:26 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude0.6
Location30 km south of Turangi
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7 hours ago

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Intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 9:44:13 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.1
Location15 km south-east of Seddon
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7 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 9:22:58 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude2.3
Location75 km north of French Pass
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8 hours ago

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Intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 9:19:19 am
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.4
Location30 km west of Kaikoura
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8 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 8:33:29 am
Depth179 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km south-east of Turangi
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8 hours ago

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Intensity unnoticeable
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 8:27:50 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude1.9
Location10 km south-east of Seddon
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9 hours ago