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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 strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 26 2016, 7:42:24 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.0
Location45 km north-west of Haast
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2 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jul 17 2016, 2:42:40 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude4.6
Location135 km north-west of Snares Islands
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a week ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jul 16 2016, 6:29:29 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.4
Location100 km west of Snares Islands
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jul 3 2016, 2:04:26 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.1
Location30 km north-east of Wanaka
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 16 2016, 4:59:39 am
Depth33 km
Magnitude4.5
Location95 km north-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 16 2016, 4:58:15 am
Depth33 km
Magnitude4.1
Location100 km west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
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 moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 7 2016, 11:00:47 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.2
Location70 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 3 2016, 6:52:48 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.8
Location25 km north-east of Wanaka
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 31 2016, 1:50:11 pm
Depth105 km
Magnitude4.6
Location35 km north-west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 29 2016, 3:02:49 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude4.6
Location60 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 9 2016, 2:55:25 am
Depth67 km
Magnitude3.9
Location55 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 11 2016, 3:31:22 pm
Depth33 km
Magnitude4.9
Location150 km south-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 28 2016, 4:12:05 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.4
Location60 km north-east of Milford Sound
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 28 2016, 9:22:39 am
Depth72 km
Magnitude4.4
Location40 km north-west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Mar 24 2016, 2:06:11 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude4.3
Location25 km west of Oamaru
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Mar 24 2016, 12:53:08 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.8
Location30 km west of Oamaru
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 15 2016, 1:09:06 am
Depth113 km
Magnitude4.7
Location40 km south-west of Milford Sound
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 27 2016, 5:42:36 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.3
Location90 km north-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 27 2016, 7:46:49 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.2
Location100 km north-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Feb 27 2016, 12:25:25 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.8
Location75 km north-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 27 2016, 12:22:59 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.5
Location80 km north-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 17 2016, 1:11:21 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.0
Location170 km south-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 17 2016, 7:28:18 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.6
Location80 km north-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZDTTue, Feb 16 2016, 8:28:09 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude6.0
Location155 km south-west of Snares Islands
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:13:43 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude5.7
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 29 2015, 12:56:13 pm
Depth57 km
Magnitude4.2
Location65 km west of Tuatapere
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 24 2015, 3:41:20 am
Depth58 km
Magnitude4.0
Location50 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 15 2015, 2:05:33 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.6
Location120 km west of Tuatapere
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 12 2015, 9:03:08 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.5
Location45 km south-east of Haast
Felt Rapid betaFelt it?quake details...

weeks ago