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

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, May 3 2016, 5:46:33 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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6 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 3 2016, 9:47:58 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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14 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 2 2016, 5:22:07 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 30 2016, 9:40:38 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 6:59:29 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 5:09:48 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.5
Location20 km west of Hanmer Springs
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 29 2016, 3:45:02 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 26 2016, 12:54:15 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Apr 24 2016, 2:19:27 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.3
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 24 2016, 12:35:05 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km north-east of Methven
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 22 2016, 8:35:09 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude3.5
Location25 km south-east of Twizel
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 17 2016, 7:31:57 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 17 2016, 2:55:27 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Apr 14 2016, 6:23:54 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Apr 14 2016, 7:05:45 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, Apr 14 2016, 2:05:28 am
Depth18 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, Apr 14 2016, 1:37:25 am
Depth19 km
Magnitude3.4
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 11 2016, 7:20:29 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Apr 9 2016, 7:09:22 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.4
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Apr 9 2016, 6:51:44 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.5
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Apr 9 2016, 12:23:39 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.4
Location10 km east of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 6 2016, 10:31:50 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.9
Location30 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 5 2016, 9:49:50 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Apr 2 2016, 4:55:23 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Apr 1 2016, 1:40:22 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Mar 31 2016, 9:22:51 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.7
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 31 2016, 11:48:34 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 31 2016, 5:39:40 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.1
Location40 km east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 30 2016, 5:40:25 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 27 2016, 9:51:49 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago