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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 weak
NZSTMon, Aug 29 2016, 9:50:13 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.5
Location20 km east of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 29 2016, 4:42:53 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 7:53:20 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.7
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 3:53:22 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 3:02:29 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.8
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 8:30:34 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 7:07:32 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north-west of Cheviot
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 28 2016, 1:29:15 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 27 2016, 8:54:18 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.3
Location35 km north-west of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 7:09:27 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-west of Hanmer Springs
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 26 2016, 2:29:55 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km west of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 25 2016, 7:02:36 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 20 2016, 12:25:04 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 19 2016, 6:32:40 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-west of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 16 2016, 1:41:52 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.1
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 7 2016, 7:49:46 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km north of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 6 2016, 2:14:44 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 5 2016, 3:18:55 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 2 2016, 6:24:57 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.4
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 1 2016, 11:02:05 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 28 2016, 10:43:04 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 26 2016, 7:42:24 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude4.8
Location45 km north-west of Haast
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Jul 24 2016, 12:18:09 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 22 2016, 5:22:10 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 21 2016, 2:06:33 am
Depth45 km
Magnitude3.3
Location30 km north of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 20 2016, 7:29:47 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 15 2016, 10:15:57 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km west of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 13 2016, 2:22:58 pm
Depth24 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 8 2016, 12:17:43 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jul 4 2016, 12:45:50 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.6
Location5 km south-west of Seddon
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weeks ago