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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
NZSTMon, May 30 2016, 7:17:08 pm
Depth42 km
Magnitude4.1
Location25 km south-west of Blenheim
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3 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, May 29 2016, 6:45:29 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude3.7
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 29 2016, 2:03:59 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-west of Oxford
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 27 2016, 9:04:23 am
Depth3 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 27 2016, 3:45:53 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, May 26 2016, 12:25:59 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.5
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, May 24 2016, 6:11:10 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.4
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, May 23 2016, 8:14:56 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 21 2016, 6:44:00 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 21 2016, 2:47:20 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 20 2016, 12:07:27 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, May 18 2016, 12:54:42 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 16 2016, 11:06:58 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, May 15 2016, 10:21:41 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.8
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 15 2016, 6:23:03 am
Depth28 km
Magnitude3.7
Location30 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 14 2016, 8:28:22 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 14 2016, 12:06:15 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 13 2016, 5:26:13 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 12 2016, 7:55:18 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude5.2
Location20 km west of Masterton
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity strong
NZSTWed, May 11 2016, 8:45:53 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude4.7
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 10 2016, 8:21:42 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 9 2016, 6:18:15 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 9 2016, 2:37:27 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 7 2016, 5:33:29 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 6 2016, 8:32:57 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km north-east of Culverden
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weeks ago

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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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks ago