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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Tongariro and Bay of Plenty region over the past year:

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 26 2015, 3:06:36 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km east of Rotorua
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2 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 25 2015, 10:30:16 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude1.9
Location5 km east of Rotorua
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6 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 25 2015, 5:23:12 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.3
Location25 km west of Murupara
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11 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 25 2015, 10:06:57 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km south-west of Rotorua
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19 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 17 2015, 6:18:15 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.3
Location25 km north-west of Ohakune
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 15 2015, 8:53:56 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km north-east of White Island
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 13 2015, 2:57:03 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.1
Location25 km south of Taumarunui
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a week ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 12 2015, 6:12:43 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.4
Location20 km south of Dannevirke
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 8 2015, 9:01:47 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km north-west of Whakatane
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 3:20:42 am
Depth63 km
Magnitude3.6
Location45 km south-east of Turangi
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 1 2015, 8:01:53 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude1.9
Location5 km north of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 1 2015, 5:57:13 am
Depth58 km
Magnitude3.8
Location15 km north-west of Wairoa
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Dec 30 2014, 2:14:18 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km north of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 25 2014, 12:16:17 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km west of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Dec 20 2014, 1:51:22 am
Depth33 km
Magnitude4.9
Location30 km west of Tolaga Bay
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 19 2014, 2:27:34 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Dec 16 2014, 8:00:32 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km south of Ohakune
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 13 2014, 12:15:20 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km west of Ohakune
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 10 2014, 2:32:24 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km north-west of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 8 2014, 12:38:42 am
Depth96 km
Magnitude4.2
Location20 km south-west of Taupo
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 7 2014, 4:49:28 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-west of Whakatane
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 6 2014, 10:16:47 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude4.6
Location15 km east of Eketahuna
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Dec 4 2014, 11:43:45 pm
Depth77 km
Magnitude4.7
Location30 km south of Te Kaha
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Dec 3 2014, 11:07:57 pm
Depth2 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km south-west of Whakatane
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 3 2014, 11:22:14 am
Depth60 km
Magnitude3.7
Location10 km north-east of Te Kaha
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Nov 30 2014, 10:01:55 pm
Depth34 km
Magnitude5.1
Location65 km north of Te Araroa
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Nov 28 2014, 3:51:52 pm
Depth37 km
Magnitude3.5
Location25 km east of Taihape
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Nov 28 2014, 7:46:52 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.3
LocationWithin 5 km of Whakatane
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTFri, Nov 28 2014, 6:36:15 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.1
Location5 km north-west of Whakatane
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Nov 28 2014, 6:20:32 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km south of Taumarunui
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago