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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
NZDTFri, Oct 24 2014, 8:51:22 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km south-west of Christchurch
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2 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTFri, Oct 24 2014, 6:08:58 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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5 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Oct 23 2014, 6:11:59 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Oct 23 2014, 1:21:02 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Oct 12 2014, 11:32:49 am
Depth40 km
Magnitude3.5
Location20 km north-west of Cheviot
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Oct 10 2014, 9:45:51 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Oct 5 2014, 12:33:08 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north of Methven
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Oct 3 2014, 5:30:16 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Oct 2 2014, 9:58:04 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.1
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 1 2014, 6:33:44 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 1 2014, 1:17:18 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-west of Geraldine
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Oct 1 2014, 4:29:54 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.9
Location5 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Sep 28 2014, 12:29:23 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 26 2014, 3:30:08 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Sep 24 2014, 9:54:34 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south-west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Sep 23 2014, 3:45:50 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Sep 22 2014, 8:35:13 am
Depth23 km
Magnitude3.4
Location15 km east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Sep 20 2014, 12:33:46 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Sep 20 2014, 5:55:35 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude3.5
Location35 km north-east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 19 2014, 7:19:09 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Sep 18 2014, 7:43:22 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 8:52:35 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.1
Location5 km east of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 6:34:47 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 2:55:11 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 1:36:01 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 12:18:11 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.5
Location5 km east of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 10:02:59 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 3:53:18 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km east of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Sep 11 2014, 2:22:27 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Sep 8 2014, 8:49:32 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago