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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Taranaki region over the past year:

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 29 2017, 3:33:49 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.3
Location15 km north-west of Turangi
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42 mins ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTMon, Mar 27 2017, 12:17:29 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude4.3
Location20 km south of Whanganui
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2 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 8:51:51 pm
Depth54 km
Magnitude4.8
Location10 km south-west of Paraparaumu
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 22 2017, 8:09:48 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.4
Location20 km south-west of Whanganui
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 17 2017, 3:55:03 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude3.4
Location20 km south-west of Whanganui
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 17 2017, 3:24:32 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.7
Location15 km south of Whanganui
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 15 2017, 9:21:51 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude3.4
Location20 km south-west of Whanganui
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 13 2017, 4:53:17 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude3.6
Location45 km east of Stratford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 12 2017, 12:02:39 am
Depth19 km
Magnitude3.4
Location45 km east of Stratford
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Mar 11 2017, 11:49:14 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude4.0
Location45 km east of Stratford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 9 2017, 1:13:12 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.4
Location30 km west of Ohakune
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 9:28:59 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.4
Location10 km north-west of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 9:35:58 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.8
Location10 km north-west of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 9:20:27 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km north-west of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 6:51:53 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km east of Whanganui
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 17 2017, 3:17:54 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude3.0
Location20 km north of Opunake
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 13 2017, 1:48:09 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km north-west of Stratford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 10 2017, 9:44:00 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Opunake
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 4 2017, 11:29:10 pm
Depth77 km
Magnitude4.6
Location65 km south of Waverley
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 4 2017, 8:18:10 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km north of Opunake
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 27 2017, 4:22:51 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.9
Location30 km south of Taumarunui
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 10 2017, 3:51:53 pm
Depth168 km
Magnitude4.7
Location20 km south of Tokoroa
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 8 2017, 4:26:25 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.9
Location30 km north of Ohakune
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 7 2017, 10:49:51 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km west of New Plymouth
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 6 2017, 12:17:34 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude5.4
Location15 km south of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 4 2017, 7:00:07 pm
Depth93 km
Magnitude4.1
Location15 km south-east of Waverley
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 2 2017, 8:48:55 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.4
Location30 km south of Mokau
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 29 2016, 3:34:33 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude5.6
Location35 km east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 23 2016, 1:41:39 am
Depth64 km
Magnitude3.9
Location20 km north-west of Feilding
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 22 2016, 6:02:19 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km west of New Plymouth
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago