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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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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 22 2014, 5:30:14 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.5
Location65 km south of Hokitika
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Oct 21 2014, 5:50:33 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km west of Reefton
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Oct 20 2014, 7:07:42 am
Depth134 km
Magnitude5.1
Location35 km north-west of Te Anau
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5 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 1 2014, 4:29:54 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.9
Location5 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Sep 25 2014, 3:26:27 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km north-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Sep 23 2014, 2:41:22 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude5.5
Location20 km west of Pongaroa
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Sep 17 2014, 12:04:34 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Mount Cook
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 12:18:11 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.5
Location5 km east of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 9 2014, 8:06:45 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.8
Location20 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 9 2014, 7:47:20 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.3
Location20 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 8 2014, 4:33:07 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km north-east of Greymouth
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 5 2014, 11:44:18 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.3
Location35 km north of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 3 2014, 10:09:37 pm
Depth40 km
Magnitude4.0
Location40 km west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jul 27 2014, 5:31:18 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-west of Mount Cook
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 25 2014, 9:53:11 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.7
Location25 km north of Reefton
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 23 2014, 1:28:04 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Jul 21 2014, 5:38:17 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.4
Location20 km south-west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jul 20 2014, 9:22:14 pm
Depth61 km
Magnitude4.0
Location25 km north-east of Picton
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 17 2014, 12:47:42 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.7
Location25 km south of Hokitika
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 4 2014, 7:00:30 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km east of Reefton
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 26 2014, 3:59:43 pm
Depth65 km
Magnitude4.7
Location40 km south-west of Whanganui
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Jun 24 2014, 2:51:00 pm
Depth31 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 19 2014, 11:04:11 am
Depth38 km
Magnitude4.3
Location45 km south-east of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 19 2014, 9:22:27 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 6 2014, 1:37:05 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km west of Greymouth
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 2 2014, 7:25:22 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south of Karamea
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 1 2014, 5:49:58 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south-west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, May 28 2014, 2:44:02 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.2
Location30 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 25 2014, 7:26:31 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.2
Location35 km east of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 23 2014, 8:16:36 pm
Depth69 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km south-east of Nelson
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago