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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Otago and Southland region over the past year:

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Aug 23 2014, 12:22:49 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.9
Location20 km north-east of Alexandra
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5 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 11 2014, 5:11:59 pm
Depth99 km
Magnitude4.5
Location45 km south-west of Milford Sound
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a week 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
NZSTWed, Jul 23 2014, 8:03:26 pm
Depth118 km
Magnitude4.5
Location30 km north-west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 19 2014, 9:44:32 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.5
Location70 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jun 7 2014, 7:55:41 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km south of Gore
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 31 2014, 1:57:09 pm
Depth33 km
Magnitude4.5
Location125 km west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 29 2014, 3:05:17 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.3
Location35 km south-west of Invercargill
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, May 23 2014, 7:00:34 pm
Depth80 km
Magnitude5.1
Location45 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 13 2014, 12:11:22 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km south of Lumsden
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 7 2014, 9:16:47 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.5
Location25 km west of Oamaru
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Apr 3 2014, 10:16:44 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.8
Location75 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 20 2014, 7:55:52 pm
Depth83 km
Magnitude4.2
Location60 km west of Tuatapere
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 17 2014, 2:50:18 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude5.2
Location70 km west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 3 2014, 5:39:00 am
Depth33 km
Magnitude3.5
Location50 km west of Tuatapere
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Feb 2 2014, 6:21:09 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude4.7
Location45 km west of Tuatapere
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 30 2014, 4:53:39 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km east of Balclutha
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTTue, Jan 28 2014, 8:54:17 pm
Depth33 km
Magnitude5.4
Location110 km west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 18 2013, 12:52:38 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude4.6
Location135 km west of Tuatapere
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Dec 17 2013, 1:07:26 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude6.2
Location125 km west of Tuatapere
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 12 2013, 12:59:11 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude4.6
Location40 km east of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 6 2013, 3:56:30 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.7
Location10 km north-west of Milford Sound
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTMon, Nov 25 2013, 5:25:20 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.5
Location20 km south-west of Gore
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Oct 24 2013, 10:18:23 am
Depth73 km
Magnitude5.0
Location40 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Oct 22 2013, 11:30:06 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km east of Tuatapere
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Oct 21 2013, 11:15:55 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km east of Invercargill
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Oct 17 2013, 8:26:23 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude5.2
Location85 km north-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Oct 15 2013, 11:56:17 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude4.7
Location15 km north of Milford Sound
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Oct 7 2013, 10:48:54 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.2
Location15 km north-west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Sep 13 2013, 10:43:04 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.4
Location10 km west of Wanaka
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago