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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
NZSTSat, Apr 25 2015, 6:13:41 pm
Depth34 km
Magnitude3.3
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 25 2015, 4:03:17 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north-west of Oxford
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 25 2015, 2:35:25 am
Depth47 km
Magnitude4.1
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 24 2015, 4:29:29 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude3.3
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 24 2015, 3:53:35 pm
Depth36 km
Magnitude3.8
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 24 2015, 3:46:20 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude3.7
Location40 km south-east of St Arnaud
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4 days ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity strong
NZSTFri, Apr 24 2015, 3:36:42 pm
Depth52 km
Magnitude6.2
Location35 km south-east of St Arnaud
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4 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, Apr 23 2015, 10:42:42 am
Depth24 km
Magnitude5.1
Location15 km east of Seddon
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5 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Apr 23 2015, 10:36:41 am
Depth23 km
Magnitude4.4
Location20 km east of Seddon
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Apr 23 2015, 5:26:32 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 20 2015, 9:12:28 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north of Hanmer Springs
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 19 2015, 3:40:43 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north of Hanmer Springs
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 19 2015, 3:27:29 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north of Hanmer Springs
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Apr 17 2015, 7:52:41 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.0
LocationWithin 5 km of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Apr 16 2015, 8:39:08 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, Apr 16 2015, 6:53:31 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.8
LocationWithin 5 km of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 15 2015, 7:37:30 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 15 2015, 5:17:55 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.2
Location35 km north-east of Kaikoura
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Apr 14 2015, 11:30:46 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 14 2015, 5:47:24 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.7
Location40 km south of St Arnaud
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Apr 13 2015, 11:43:06 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 12 2015, 11:16:12 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km south-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Apr 8 2015, 4:27:10 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTTue, Apr 7 2015, 3:03:27 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.8
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSun, Apr 5 2015, 4:08:27 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.9
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 5 2015, 10:40:38 am
Depth21 km
Magnitude3.8
Location10 km south of Seddon
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Apr 5 2015, 3:45:34 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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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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weeks 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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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 28 2015, 1:15:56 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago