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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: 2014p548814
  • NZST: Wednesday, July 23 2014 at 1:28:04 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 2.4
  • Location: 10 km west of Arthur's Pass
  • Felt it?

20 hours ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p543878
  • NZST: Monday, July 21 2014 at 5:38:17 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 3.4
  • Location: 20 km south-west of Arthur's Pass
  • Felt it?

2 days ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p541595
  • NZST: Sunday, July 20 2014 at 9:22:14 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 61 km
  • Magnitude: 4.0
  • Location: 25 km north-east of Picton
  • Felt it?

3 days ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p532521
  • NZST: Thursday, July 17 2014 at 12:47:42 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 2.7
  • Location: 25 km south of Hokitika
  • Felt it?

6 days ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p496735
  • NZST: Friday, July 4 2014 at 7:00:30 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.8
  • Location: 10 km east of Reefton
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p476125
  • NZST: Thursday, June 26 2014 at 3:59:43 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 65 km
  • Magnitude: 4.7
  • Location: 40 km south-west of Whanganui
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p470591
  • NZST: Tuesday, June 24 2014 at 2:51:00 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 31 km
  • Magnitude: 3.6
  • Location: 15 km south-east of St Arnaud
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p456652
  • NZST: Thursday, June 19 2014 at 11:04:11 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 38 km
  • Magnitude: 4.3
  • Location: 45 km south-east of Seddon
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p456461
  • NZST: Thursday, June 19 2014 at 9:22:27 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.0
  • Location: 15 km west of Arthur's Pass
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p421803
  • NZST: Friday, June 6 2014 at 1:37:05 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.6
  • Location: 5 km west of Greymouth
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p411646
  • NZST: Monday, June 2 2014 at 7:25:22 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.8
  • Location: 15 km south of Karamea
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p407413
  • NZST: Sunday, June 1 2014 at 5:49:58 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.8
  • Location: 10 km south-west of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p396253
  • NZST: Wednesday, May 28 2014 at 2:44:02 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 21 km
  • Magnitude: 3.2
  • Location: 30 km south-east of St Arnaud
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p390027
  • NZST: Sunday, May 25 2014 at 7:26:31 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 4.2
  • Location: 35 km east of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p384715
  • NZST: Friday, May 23 2014 at 8:16:36 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 69 km
  • Magnitude: 3.4
  • Location: 25 km south-east of Nelson
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p374867
  • NZST: Tuesday, May 20 2014 at 4:49:32 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 3.4
  • Location: 25 km south-east of Karamea
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p332793
  • NZST: Sunday, May 4 2014 at 3:12:48 pm
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 42 km
  • Magnitude: 4.4
  • Location: 25 km north-west of Paraparaumu
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p315613
  • NZST: Monday, April 28 2014 at 6:38:53 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.6
  • Location: 20 km east of Karamea
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p297022
  • NZST: Monday, April 21 2014 at 9:33:30 am
  • Nelson and West Coast region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.1
  • Location: 10 km south of Haast
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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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?

weeks 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