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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 14 2016, 2:15:03 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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13 mins ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 2:07:52 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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20 mins ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 2:05:22 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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22 mins ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 2:01:52 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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26 mins ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 2:00:26 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.5
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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27 mins ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:59:11 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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29 mins ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:52:39 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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35 mins ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:50:51 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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37 mins ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:48:53 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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39 mins ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:46:27 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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41 mins ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:41:29 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.2
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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46 mins ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:37:55 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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50 mins ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:33:29 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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54 mins ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:31:46 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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56 mins ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:26:59 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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1 hour ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:25:06 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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1 hour ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:22:33 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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1 hour ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:17:51 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.5
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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1 hour ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity severe
NZDTSun, Feb 14 2016, 1:13:43 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude5.7
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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1 hour ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Feb 10 2016, 1:05:30 pm
Depth50 km
Magnitude4.3
Location35 km south-east of St Arnaud
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4 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Feb 9 2016, 1:39:00 pm
Depth48 km
Magnitude5.7
Location35 km south-east of St Arnaud
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 6 2016, 1:28:45 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 4 2016, 4:09:56 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km west of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 30 2016, 9:05:21 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 29 2016, 11:47:22 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 9:00:00 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 12:46:27 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 12:24:41 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude4.1
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 28 2016, 11:03:40 am
Depth40 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km north-east of Culverden
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 24 2016, 7:39:14 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.8
Location25 km north-east of Timaru
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago