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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
NZDTTue, Jan 24 2017, 2:04:39 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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6 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 24 2017, 1:51:25 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south-east of Kaikoura
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6 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 24 2017, 12:38:41 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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7 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 24 2017, 4:07:11 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.8
Location25 km north of Cheviot
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16 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 24 2017, 3:47:47 am
Depth28 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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16 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 24 2017, 12:45:51 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude2.9
Location25 km north-east of Kaikoura
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19 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 24 2017, 12:05:43 am
Depth24 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km north of Culverden
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20 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 11:56:28 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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20 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 11:34:26 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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20 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 10:12:36 pm
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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21 hours ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 7:16:38 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.6
Location20 km east of Seddon
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 6:57:34 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 6:40:48 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 5:08:49 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north-west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 1:37:46 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south-east of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 11:47:07 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 11:30:18 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude4.0
Location20 km east of Seddon
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 5:58:46 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 5:57:03 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 5:51:04 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.0
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 1:18:40 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 23 2017, 12:13:55 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km south of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 11:25:56 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.3
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 8:03:55 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.2
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 4:59:25 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 1:16:14 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.2
Location35 km north of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 12:12:11 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.9
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 10:48:21 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south-west of Cheviot
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2 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 8:08:44 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.3
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Jan 22 2017, 7:39:58 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
Felt it?quake details...

2 days ago