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

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 24 2017, 9:06:32 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km south-west of Kaikoura
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5 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 24 2017, 7:06:44 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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7 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 11:22:31 pm
Depth31 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km north of Kaikoura
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15 hours ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 8:51:51 pm
Depth54 km
Magnitude4.8
Location10 km south-west of Paraparaumu
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18 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 2:50:53 pm
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 1:11:43 pm
Depth35 km
Magnitude3.0
Location20 km north-east of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 5:09:50 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.5
Location5 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 4:14:25 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 1:17:38 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude4.1
Location10 km north-east of Seddon
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 12:34:20 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km west of Twizel
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 22 2017, 11:11:50 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude3.2
Location40 km north of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 22 2017, 9:24:35 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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2 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 21 2017, 11:58:19 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.4
Location15 km east of Seddon
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 21 2017, 2:46:23 pm
Depth30 km
Magnitude2.9
Location25 km north-west of Cheviot
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 21 2017, 11:30:02 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km north-east of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 21 2017, 2:35:44 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 20 2017, 7:31:02 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 9:09:06 pm
Depth0 km
Magnitude3.3
Location15 km north-east of Cheviot
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 9:03:54 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km east of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 3:02:33 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.3
Location15 km north of Culverden
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4 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 2:08:15 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.8
Location20 km north-east of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 8:20:41 am
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 3:04:40 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.0
Location30 km north of Cheviot
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 2:51:09 am
Depth19 km
Magnitude3.6
Location5 km west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 19 2017, 12:26:42 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.0
Location30 km north of Cheviot
Felt it?quake details...

5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 18 2017, 10:34:06 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 18 2017, 9:07:49 pm
Depth27 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 18 2017, 8:14:01 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 18 2017, 3:20:43 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 18 2017, 9:22:59 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km west of Kaikoura
Felt it?quake details...

6 days ago