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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Otago and Southland region over the past year:

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  • Public Id: 2014p549556
  • NZST: Wednesday, July 23 2014 at 8:03:26 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 118 km
  • Magnitude: 4.5
  • Location: 30 km north-west of Te Anau
  • Felt it?

a week ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p456502
  • NZST: Thursday, June 19 2014 at 9:44:32 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 4.5
  • Location: 70 km west of Te Anau
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p425217
  • NZST: Saturday, June 7 2014 at 7:55:41 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.7
  • Location: 20 km south of Gore
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p405625
  • NZST: Saturday, May 31 2014 at 1:57:09 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 33 km
  • Magnitude: 4.5
  • Location: 125 km west of Snares Islands
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p400347
  • NZST: Thursday, May 29 2014 at 3:05:17 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 10 km
  • Magnitude: 3.3
  • Location: 35 km south-west of Invercargill
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p384573
  • NZST: Friday, May 23 2014 at 7:00:34 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 80 km
  • Magnitude: 5.1
  • Location: 45 km west of Te Anau
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p275697
  • NZST: Sunday, April 13 2014 at 12:11:22 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 3.0
  • Location: 25 km south of Lumsden
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p260504
  • NZST: Monday, April 7 2014 at 9:16:47 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 3.5
  • Location: 25 km west of Oamaru
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p249693
  • NZDT: Thursday, April 3 2014 at 10:16:44 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 4.8
  • Location: 75 km west of Te Anau
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p135915
  • NZDT: Thursday, February 20 2014 at 7:55:52 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 83 km
  • Magnitude: 4.2
  • Location: 60 km west of Tuatapere
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p125882
  • NZDT: Monday, February 17 2014 at 2:50:18 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • 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: 2014p088361
  • NZDT: Monday, February 3 2014 at 5:39:00 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 33 km
  • Magnitude: 3.5
  • Location: 50 km west of Tuatapere
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p085737
  • NZDT: Sunday, February 2 2014 at 6:21:09 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 30 km
  • Magnitude: 4.7
  • Location: 45 km west of Tuatapere
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p078816
  • NZDT: Thursday, January 30 2014 at 4:53:39 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.7
  • Location: 10 km east of Balclutha
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p073863
  • NZDT: Tuesday, January 28 2014 at 8:54:17 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 33 km
  • Magnitude: 5.4
  • Location: 110 km west of Snares Islands
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p947283
  • NZDT: Wednesday, December 18 2013 at 12:52:38 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 27 km
  • Magnitude: 4.6
  • Location: 135 km west of Tuatapere
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p944608
  • NZDT: Tuesday, December 17 2013 at 1:07:26 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: moderate
  • 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: 2013p932430
  • NZDT: Thursday, December 12 2013 at 12:59:11 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • 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: 2013p916547
  • NZDT: Friday, December 6 2013 at 3:56:30 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 16 km
  • Magnitude: 4.7
  • Location: 10 km north-west of Milford Sound
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p886984
  • NZDT: Monday, November 25 2013 at 5:25:20 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 15 km
  • Magnitude: 3.5
  • Location: 20 km south-west of Gore
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p799696
  • NZDT: Thursday, October 24 2013 at 10:18:23 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 73 km
  • Magnitude: 5.0
  • Location: 40 km west of Te Anau
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p794425
  • NZDT: Tuesday, October 22 2013 at 11:30:06 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 15 km
  • Magnitude: 2.8
  • Location: 20 km east of Tuatapere
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p793047
  • NZDT: Monday, October 21 2013 at 11:15:55 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 20 km
  • Magnitude: 3.1
  • Location: 20 km east of Invercargill
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p780567
  • NZDT: Thursday, October 17 2013 at 8:26:23 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: severe
  • Depth: 13 km
  • Magnitude: 5.2
  • Location: 85 km north-west of Snares Islands
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p775556
  • NZDT: Tuesday, October 15 2013 at 11:56:17 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 7 km
  • Magnitude: 4.7
  • Location: 15 km north of Milford Sound
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p755159
  • NZDT: Monday, October 7 2013 at 10:48:54 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 10 km
  • Magnitude: 4.2
  • Location: 15 km north-west of Twizel
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p689044
  • NZST: Friday, September 13 2013 at 10:43:04 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.4
  • Location: 10 km west of Wanaka
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p668425
  • NZST: Thursday, September 5 2013 at 7:37:16 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 4.3
  • Location: 40 km north-east of Wanaka
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p619458
  • NZST: Sunday, August 18 2013 at 4:46:05 pm
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: severe
  • Depth: 6 km
  • Magnitude: 5.1
  • Location: 85 km north-west of Snares Islands
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2013p593989
  • NZST: Friday, August 9 2013 at 6:37:21 am
  • Otago and Southland region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 102 km
  • Magnitude: 4.4
  • Location: 45 km west of Te Anau
  • Felt it?

weeks ago