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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, Feb 26 2017, 4:47:54 am
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.8
Location25 km north-west of Cheviot
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 25 2017, 11:15:41 am
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 25 2017, 7:32:19 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 11:15:42 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 7:07:44 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.8
Location25 km west of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 6:57:11 am
Depth24 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 5:10:35 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km south-west of Culverden
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3 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 4:29:59 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude4.0
Location25 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 3:49:56 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.3
Location25 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
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3 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 3:36:21 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude4.3
Location15 km east of Seddon
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3 days ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 2:35:53 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude4.9
Location25 km south-east of Arthur's Pass
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 24 2017, 1:14:24 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km north-west of Culverden
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 23 2017, 4:25:47 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.1
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 10:31:58 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km north of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 4:13:34 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km south-west of Hanmer Springs
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 2:17:43 pm
Depth30 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km north-west of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 1:13:10 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude3.0
Location20 km north-east of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 9:10:59 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.7
Location20 km south of Seddon
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 9:05:26 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.2
Location25 km east of Hanmer Springs
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5 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 8:39:53 am
Depth17 km
Magnitude3.9
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 6:59:49 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 22 2017, 3:31:48 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km north of Culverden
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 5:29:38 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.3
Location20 km north-west of Kaikoura
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 3:57:28 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 9:49:46 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km south-west of Kaikoura
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 5:35:28 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km south-west of Hanmer Springs
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 21 2017, 2:36:35 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north of Culverden
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 11:32:12 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north of Culverden
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7 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 10:26:12 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north of Cheviot
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 20 2017, 6:44:21 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

7 days ago