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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
NZSTFri, May 22 2015, 8:36:39 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km north-west of Taihape
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13 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 21 2015, 9:43:36 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.1
Location30 km south of Taumarunui
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 15 2015, 7:53:32 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north-west of Turangi
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 15 2015, 5:35:31 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.3
Location30 km south of Taupo
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 14 2015, 10:12:45 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.9
Location25 km north-east of White Island
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 14 2015, 10:11:43 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km east of White Island
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 14 2015, 10:00:58 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km north-east of White Island
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 14 2015, 12:52:11 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.9
Location25 km north of Taupo
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 11 2015, 9:47:11 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.2
LocationWithin 5 km of Murupara
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 10 2015, 8:14:53 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.7
Location25 km south of Taumarunui
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 8 2015, 4:26:30 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km north of Taupo
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 8 2015, 10:38:06 am
Depth35 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km east of White Island
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 7 2015, 8:42:04 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 7 2015, 7:34:35 pm
Depth3 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-east of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 5 2015, 7:00:28 pm
Depth41 km
Magnitude3.1
Location25 km south-east of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 2 2015, 12:54:06 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.6
Location20 km west of Te Kaha
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 26 2015, 10:35:59 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km east of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Apr 25 2015, 11:21:20 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.4
Location10 km west of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 24 2015, 3:36:42 pm
Depth52 km
Magnitude6.2
Location35 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 15 2015, 4:59:10 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km west of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 14 2015, 12:24:09 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude4.6
Location5 km south-east of Ruatoria
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 14 2015, 11:05:48 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude4.2
Location5 km south-east of Ruatoria
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 10 2015, 5:28:25 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-west of Ohakune
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 5 2015, 10:41:31 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km west of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 29 2015, 6:10:54 pm
Depth26 km
Magnitude3.2
Location35 km south-west of Taumarunui
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 29 2015, 12:48:54 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km east of Murupara
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 29 2015, 8:36:19 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.1
Location25 km south of Taumarunui
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 20 2015, 10:41:22 pm
Depth70 km
Magnitude3.4
LocationWithin 5 km of Murupara
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 20 2015, 6:40:38 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.9
Location30 km north-east of White Island
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 19 2015, 8:36:18 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km south of White Island
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago