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

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Feb 9 2016, 1:39:00 pm
Depth48 km
Magnitude5.7
Location35 km south-east of St Arnaud
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11 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 6 2016, 1:28:45 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 4 2016, 4:09:56 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km west of Oxford
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 30 2016, 9:05:21 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 29 2016, 11:47:22 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 9:00:00 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 12:46:27 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 12:24:41 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude4.1
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 11:03:40 am
Depth40 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km north-east of Culverden
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 24 2016, 7:39:14 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.8
Location25 km north-east of Timaru
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 16 2016, 3:17:49 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 13 2016, 4:36:45 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 13 2016, 2:03:33 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 12 2016, 10:38:43 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north-west of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 8 2016, 9:33:37 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km south-east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 4 2016, 2:22:01 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.4
Location45 km south-east of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 31 2015, 8:06:37 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.0
Location25 km north-west of Methven
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 31 2015, 10:15:06 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 31 2015, 9:45:00 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Dec 29 2015, 5:58:40 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 26 2015, 3:49:50 am
Depth24 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km north-west of Cheviot
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Dec 15 2015, 3:16:10 am
Depth44 km
Magnitude3.5
Location40 km south-east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 14 2015, 4:42:41 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.5
Location30 km north of Murchison
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Dec 13 2015, 2:23:00 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.4
Location15 km north-west of Methven
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Dec 12 2015, 12:17:15 pm
Depth26 km
Magnitude4.3
Location50 km south-east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 11 2015, 10:48:49 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Dec 11 2015, 1:01:04 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTFri, Dec 11 2015, 12:51:37 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.3
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 9 2015, 7:03:34 pm
Depth31 km
Magnitude3.5
Location40 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 7 2015, 2:50:59 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
LocationWithin 5 km of Oxford
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weeks ago