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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
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 12:07:45 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km south-east of Kaikoura
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1 hour ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 11:11:46 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude3.0
Location35 km east of Kaikoura
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2 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 10:50:57 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.7
Location25 km north of Cheviot
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2 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 10:11:11 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
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3 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 10:03:37 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km south-east of Kaikoura
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3 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 9:31:45 am
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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3 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 9:14:44 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south-west of Kaikoura
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4 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 9:07:20 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude2.9
Location25 km west of Kaikoura
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4 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 8:56:21 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km east of Hanmer Springs
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4 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 8:53:05 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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4 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 8:10:03 am
Depth35 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km east of Kaikoura
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5 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 7:58:33 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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5 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 5:44:03 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km east of Kaikoura
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7 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 4:20:50 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude2.9
Location25 km south-west of Kaikoura
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8 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 2:41:46 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude3.7
Location10 km north-east of Kaikoura
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10 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 1:44:56 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude3.1
Location5 km north of Cheviot
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11 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 12:31:46 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-east of Culverden
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12 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 11 2016, 12:12:36 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
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13 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 11:16:13 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km south-west of Hanmer Springs
Felt it?quake details...

14 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 9:56:00 pm
Depth26 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

15 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 7:46:30 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

17 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 6:30:12 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km west of Kaikoura
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18 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 6:13:22 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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19 hours ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 6:02:40 pm
Depth24 km
Magnitude4.2
Location40 km north of Kaikoura
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19 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 3:03:24 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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22 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 12:29:03 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km north-west of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 11:56:37 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.6
LocationWithin 5 km of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 11:51:05 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km east of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 11:36:26 am
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km south of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Dec 10 2016, 10:37:37 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude4.1
Location35 km south-east of Seddon
Felt it?quake details...

1 day ago