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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 light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Sep 2 2015, 9:02:30 am
Depth2 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km south-east of Karamea
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Sep 1 2015, 8:52:02 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-east of Arthur's Pass
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Aug 31 2015, 11:49:40 am
Depth31 km
Magnitude3.7
Location25 km south-east of Karamea
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 30 2015, 8:06:22 am
Depth40 km
Magnitude3.4
Location35 km south-east of Haast
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 29 2015, 3:17:02 pm
Depth39 km
Magnitude3.6
Location30 km south-east of Haast
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 29 2015, 10:57:09 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north-west of Murchison
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Aug 26 2015, 10:32:58 pm
Depth66 km
Magnitude3.9
Location30 km west of Blenheim
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 25 2015, 8:40:28 pm
Depth59 km
Magnitude3.7
Location20 km north-west of Picton
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Aug 19 2015, 1:39:42 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 18 2015, 3:58:31 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude3.6
Location30 km north of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 18 2015, 3:35:26 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km south-west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 15 2015, 3:39:33 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km south of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 10 2015, 5:23:48 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km south-west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 10 2015, 7:55:52 am
Depth85 km
Magnitude4.0
Location25 km south-west of French Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Aug 5 2015, 6:41:45 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 3 2015, 6:33:05 am
Depth39 km
Magnitude4.0
Location45 km north-west of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 28 2015, 8:52:20 am
Depth73 km
Magnitude4.4
Location25 km east of Nelson
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Jul 10 2015, 4:33:33 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.7
LocationWithin 5 km of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 10 2015, 2:03:32 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km south-west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 8 2015, 9:04:07 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 7 2015, 3:26:36 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km west of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Jul 6 2015, 5:45:15 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.0
Location35 km west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 30 2015, 3:25:26 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.0
Location45 km north-west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 29 2015, 6:17:21 am
Depth36 km
Magnitude3.6
Location50 km west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Jun 22 2015, 9:49:05 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km south-east of Karamea
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 22 2015, 8:06:25 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 16 2015, 10:34:36 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 16 2015, 1:52:40 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Murchison
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 10 2015, 8:23:56 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.8
Location40 km east of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 8 2015, 10:41:19 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km west of Reefton
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago