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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Tongariro and Bay of Plenty region over the past year:

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 25 2016, 4:44:54 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-west of Ohakune
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Aug 23 2016, 8:27:08 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.7
Location15 km south-west of Taupo
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 11 2016, 11:22:10 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km north-west of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 8 2016, 10:29:23 am
Depth36 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km east of Opotiki
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 2 2016, 2:36:51 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude4.2
Location15 km north-east of Porangahau
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 29 2016, 4:55:28 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km south-west of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 29 2016, 4:54:02 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 26 2016, 8:00:09 pm
Depth35 km
Magnitude4.4
Location10 km north-east of Waipukurau
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 26 2016, 7:09:19 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south-west of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 22 2016, 7:01:39 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km north of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jul 18 2016, 7:52:56 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km north of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jul 11 2016, 8:21:57 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km north-east of Ohakune
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Jul 10 2016, 10:46:32 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km west of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Jul 9 2016, 1:08:03 pm
Depth37 km
Magnitude4.0
Location20 km east of Murupara
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 27 2016, 4:25:28 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-east of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 27 2016, 4:24:09 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-east of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 24 2016, 2:33:33 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.0
Location30 km north-east of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jun 18 2016, 3:02:57 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude3.2
Location35 km west of Ohakune
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 15 2016, 2:06:15 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 14 2016, 11:32:12 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km south-east of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 12 2016, 9:09:26 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 10 2016, 8:13:15 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.0
Location20 km south of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 9 2016, 4:48:28 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.0
Location30 km north-east of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Jun 4 2016, 1:11:48 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km north-east of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 1 2016, 8:37:33 pm
Depth26 km
Magnitude4.5
Location70 km north-west of Te Araroa
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 29 2016, 8:53:04 pm
Depth40 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km south-west of Te Kaha
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, May 25 2016, 2:28:02 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTWed, May 25 2016, 7:17:48 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.7
LocationWithin 5 km of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, May 25 2016, 3:38:10 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.4
Location5 km north of Napier
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 17 2016, 1:08:41 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km south-west of White Island
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago