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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Canterbury region over the past year:

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 23 2017, 4:25:47 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.1
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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13 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 10:31:58 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km north of Culverden
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19 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 4:13:34 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km south-west of Hanmer Springs
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 2:17:43 pm
Depth30 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 1:13:10 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude3.0
Location20 km north-east of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 9:10:59 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.7
Location20 km south of Seddon
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 9:05:26 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.2
Location25 km east of Hanmer Springs
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 8:39:53 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude3.9
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 6:59:49 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 3:31:48 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km north of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 5:29:38 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.3
Location20 km north-west of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 3:57:28 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 9:49:46 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km south-west of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 5:35:28 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km south-west of Hanmer Springs
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 2:36:35 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north of Culverden
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 11:32:12 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north of Culverden
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 10:26:12 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north of Cheviot
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 6:44:21 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 2:19:49 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude3.3
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
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3 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 2:16:07 pm
Depth24 km
Magnitude4.8
Location5 km north-west of Culverden
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 11:38:17 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km east of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 7:04:18 am
Depth31 km
Magnitude3.2
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 19 2017, 10:25:45 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km south of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 18 2017, 4:16:29 pm
Depth29 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Feb 18 2017, 1:36:15 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.9
Location15 km north-east of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 18 2017, 1:01:22 am
Depth24 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-east of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 17 2017, 11:34:47 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 17 2017, 7:00:14 pm
Depth30 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 17 2017, 9:25:12 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 17 2017, 3:29:28 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.2
Location25 km north of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

6 days ago