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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
NZDTSun, Mar 29 2015, 6:58:42 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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22 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 28 2015, 3:44:25 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km south of Timaru
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 27 2015, 5:42:26 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km west of Oxford
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2 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTFri, Mar 27 2015, 2:12:38 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.1
Location5 km south-east of Hanmer Springs
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 26 2015, 3:12:29 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north of Hanmer Springs
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3 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 23 2015, 7:06:30 am
Depth24 km
Magnitude4.1
Location45 km east of St Arnaud
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 23 2015, 2:16:14 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude3.5
Location30 km south-east of St Arnaud
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 22 2015, 9:30:08 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 22 2015, 10:22:52 am
Depth37 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north-west of Fairlie
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Mar 22 2015, 9:52:10 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km south of Oxford
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 18 2015, 11:58:20 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 18 2015, 9:47:21 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-west of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Mar 18 2015, 9:43:01 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.0
Location15 km north-west of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 17 2015, 2:04:40 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 17 2015, 1:33:21 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 16 2015, 9:37:17 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 16 2015, 1:20:04 am
Depth54 km
Magnitude3.3
Location10 km north-west of Hanmer Springs
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 14 2015, 2:00:59 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 11 2015, 6:38:39 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 10 2015, 6:47:18 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km north-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 10 2015, 4:19:00 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 9 2015, 11:13:41 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 7 2015, 2:23:44 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.0
Location30 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 7 2015, 2:55:58 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 6 2015, 1:01:47 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km north of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 5 2015, 5:33:52 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.1
LocationWithin 5 km of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 5 2015, 4:19:20 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.1
LocationWithin 5 km of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 2 2015, 11:34:46 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 1 2015, 10:37:37 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 1 2015, 8:25:42 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km east of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago