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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
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 9:10:53 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude2.8
Location5 km south-east of Kaikoura
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2 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 7:55:02 am
Depth35 km
Magnitude4.0
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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15 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 6:58:31 am
Depth31 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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16 hours ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 6:35:49 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
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16 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 6:29:59 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.2
Location30 km east of Hanmer Springs
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16 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 29 2017, 1:08:45 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north of Culverden
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22 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 28 2017, 10:20:06 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km south of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 28 2017, 12:09:58 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.1
Location30 km west of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 28 2017, 7:55:37 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Apr 27 2017, 6:23:16 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km south-east of Hanmer Springs
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTWed, Apr 26 2017, 11:36:14 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 26 2017, 10:00:40 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 26 2017, 5:28:59 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.2
LocationWithin 5 km of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 25 2017, 10:19:46 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 25 2017, 9:24:56 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.8
Location30 km west of Culverden
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 25 2017, 3:43:46 am
Depth49 km
Magnitude3.4
LocationWithin 5 km of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Apr 24 2017, 3:44:44 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.5
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Apr 24 2017, 2:31:27 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.2
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 24 2017, 8:38:26 am
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Apr 23 2017, 8:19:42 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.8
Location20 km south-west of Kaikoura
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 23 2017, 4:14:12 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude3.5
Location20 km north of Kaikoura
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 23 2017, 2:53:14 pm
Depth31 km
Magnitude3.7
Location30 km north-east of Kaikoura
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 23 2017, 1:36:08 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.8
Location30 km west of Culverden
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6 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Apr 23 2017, 8:30:08 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.7
Location25 km west of Culverden
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 23 2017, 5:12:49 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south-west of Hanmer Springs
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 23 2017, 4:41:50 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north of Culverden
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 22 2017, 5:10:43 am
Depth32 km
Magnitude3.1
Location25 km north of Kaikoura
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 21 2017, 6:06:52 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.2
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 21 2017, 3:35:00 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km south of Kaikoura
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 21 2017, 3:26:21 pm
Depth29 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

a week ago