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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Canterbury region over the past year:

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Sep 2 2014, 1:42:29 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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19 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Sep 1 2014, 6:54:09 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km south of Twizel
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 29 2014, 12:41:27 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 25 2014, 3:46:23 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 21 2014, 12:08:51 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Aug 19 2014, 2:24:31 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.2
Location10 km south of Culverden
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 17 2014, 4:11:41 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 17 2014, 11:11:25 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.4
Location20 km east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSat, Aug 16 2014, 2:51:38 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.7
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 16 2014, 5:23:24 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Aug 11 2014, 5:30:57 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude3.2
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSat, Aug 9 2014, 10:49:27 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.5
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, Aug 9 2014, 8:06:45 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.8
Location20 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 9 2014, 7:47:20 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.3
Location20 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 8 2014, 7:41:33 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Aug 4 2014, 3:47:55 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Aug 3 2014, 11:18:14 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.2
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 3 2014, 10:09:37 pm
Depth40 km
Magnitude4.0
Location40 km west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 2 2014, 6:34:43 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 2 2014, 5:27:35 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 30 2014, 6:08:46 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jul 26 2014, 9:52:19 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jul 26 2014, 3:06:42 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.3
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 23 2014, 10:31:37 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 17 2014, 12:33:34 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jul 14 2014, 3:42:20 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jul 13 2014, 3:12:31 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jul 12 2014, 12:16:52 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north-west of Methven
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jul 12 2014, 11:00:29 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 10 2014, 4:29:37 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km west of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago