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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 light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 11:46:53 am
Depth43 km
Magnitude3.8
Location5 km south of Dannevirke
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1 hour ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 11:46:16 am
Depth39 km
Magnitude4.2
Location15 km west of Te Araroa
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1 hour ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 8:16:24 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude3.1
Location15 km north of Rotorua
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 9 2016, 6:31:28 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude1.9
Location5 km north of Taupo
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 8 2016, 8:37:53 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km north-east of Turangi
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 8 2016, 12:40:27 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km east of Turangi
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3 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 4 2016, 10:19:06 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.4
Location35 km north of Wairoa
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 2 2016, 2:27:04 am
Depth0 km
Magnitude3.0
Location20 km north of White Island
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 2 2016, 2:21:06 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.9
Location25 km north-west of Ohakune
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 1 2016, 2:02:57 am
Depth70 km
Magnitude3.6
Location50 km north-east of White Island
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 29 2016, 7:58:06 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km north-east of Taihape
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 28 2016, 12:42:48 pm
Depth22 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km north-west of Taihape
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 27 2016, 1:18:39 pm
Depth61 km
Magnitude5.1
Location105 km north-east of Te Araroa
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a week ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Nov 26 2016, 8:21:42 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude5.1
Location35 km north of Wairoa
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Nov 26 2016, 2:40:54 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.7
Location30 km south-east of Te Kaha
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Nov 26 2016, 2:19:01 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude3.2
Location5 km north of Hunterville
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Nov 25 2016, 7:16:38 am
Depth47 km
Magnitude4.1
Location15 km south-east of Dannevirke
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 24 2016, 1:09:18 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.2
Location30 km east of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 24 2016, 11:18:56 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km north-west of Whakatane
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 23 2016, 11:47:28 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km north of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 23 2016, 2:35:15 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-west of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 23 2016, 8:38:18 am
Depth194 km
Magnitude4.9
Location55 km north of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTTue, Nov 22 2016, 11:59:57 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude3.7
Location5 km north of Hunterville
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTTue, Nov 22 2016, 1:19:42 pm
Depth29 km
Magnitude5.5
Location65 km south-east of Porangahau
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 22 2016, 9:22:56 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 22 2016, 6:52:38 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location35 km east of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 21 2016, 7:30:16 pm
Depth30 km
Magnitude3.7
Location15 km east of Matawai
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 20 2016, 12:41:06 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km north-west of White Island
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Nov 19 2016, 9:57:42 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km south of Taihape
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Nov 19 2016, 9:45:25 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km west of Taihape
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago