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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Nelson and West Coast region over the past year:

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  • Public Id: 2014p281924
  • NZST: Tuesday, April 15 2014 at 7:29:15 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.5
  • Location: 5 km south-west of Arthur's Pass
  • Felt it?

1 day ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p237920
  • NZDT: Sunday, March 30 2014 at 1:44:06 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.4
  • Location: 20 km south-west of Arthur's Pass
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p235004
  • NZDT: Saturday, March 29 2014 at 11:50:30 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 8 km
  • Magnitude: 2.8
  • Location: 20 km east of Westport
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p229937
  • NZDT: Thursday, March 27 2014 at 2:50:31 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.4
  • Location: Within 5 km of Reefton
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p227709
  • NZDT: Wednesday, March 26 2014 at 7:03:33 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 18 km
  • Magnitude: 2.8
  • Location: 25 km west of Reefton
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p214783
  • NZDT: Saturday, March 22 2014 at 12:16:38 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 97 km
  • Magnitude: 4.9
  • Location: 60 km west of Levin
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p211339
  • NZDT: Thursday, March 20 2014 at 5:41:48 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 10 km
  • Magnitude: 4.2
  • Location: 30 km south of Oxford
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p210667
  • NZDT: Thursday, March 20 2014 at 11:43:28 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 2.5
  • Location: 15 km north-east of Westport
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p204073
  • NZDT: Tuesday, March 18 2014 at 1:11:10 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 66 km
  • Magnitude: 4.0
  • Location: 5 km west of Picton
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p127478
  • NZDT: Monday, February 17 2014 at 5:00:45 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.3
  • Location: 15 km north-west of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p125882
  • NZDT: Monday, February 17 2014 at 2:50:18 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: severe
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 5.2
  • Location: 70 km west of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p124667
  • NZDT: Sunday, February 16 2014 at 4:02:29 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 3.6
  • Location: 40 km south-east of Reefton
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p107930
  • NZDT: Monday, February 10 2014 at 11:25:08 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.8
  • Location: 15 km south of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p101186
  • NZDT: Friday, February 7 2014 at 11:32:10 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.4
  • Location: 25 km east of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p086052
  • NZDT: Sunday, February 2 2014 at 9:08:34 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 46 km
  • Magnitude: 4.1
  • Location: 5 km north-west of Blenheim
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p083861
  • NZDT: Saturday, February 1 2014 at 1:41:25 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 4.3
  • Location: 30 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p066832
  • NZDT: Sunday, January 26 2014 at 6:28:23 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.0
  • Location: 10 km north of Murchison
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p061528
  • NZDT: Friday, January 24 2014 at 7:22:09 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.7
  • Location: 35 km north-east of Karamea
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p051675
  • NZDT: Monday, January 20 2014 at 3:52:45 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: severe
  • Depth: 34 km
  • Magnitude: 6.2
  • Location: 15 km east of Eketahuna
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p038697
  • NZDT: Wednesday, January 15 2014 at 8:37:53 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 21 km
  • Magnitude: 4.1
  • Location: 5 km south-west of Seddon
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p029474
  • NZDT: Sunday, January 12 2014 at 10:43:55 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 8 km
  • Magnitude: 2.6
  • Location: 10 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p006761
  • NZDT: Saturday, January 4 2014 at 1:02:25 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 11 km
  • Magnitude: 3.1
  • Location: 15 km south of Westport
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p985493
  • NZDT: Wednesday, January 1 2014 at 4:10:46 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 3.3
  • Location: 40 km north-west of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p983535
  • NZDT: Tuesday, December 31 2013 at 10:47:39 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.7
  • Location: 10 km east of Westport
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p971645
  • NZDT: Friday, December 27 2013 at 1:12:32 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 11 km
  • Magnitude: 3.4
  • Location: 20 km south-east of Greymouth
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p944608
  • NZDT: Tuesday, December 17 2013 at 1:07:26 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: severe
  • Depth: 25 km
  • Magnitude: 6.2
  • Location: 125 km west of Tuatapere
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p943145
  • NZDT: Monday, December 16 2013 at 12:08:06 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 3.3
  • Location: 30 km north-west of Murchison
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p932430
  • NZDT: Thursday, December 12 2013 at 12:59:11 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 7 km
  • Magnitude: 4.6
  • Location: 40 km east of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p920828
  • NZDT: Sunday, December 8 2013 at 5:57:40 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.3
  • Location: 15 km north-west of Murchison
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p916547
  • NZDT: Friday, December 6 2013 at 3:56:30 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 16 km
  • Magnitude: 4.7
  • Location: 10 km north-west of Milford Sound
  • Felt it?

weeks ago