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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
NZDTFri, Mar 31 2017, 2:53:02 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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6 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 30 2017, 4:29:54 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude3.1
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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17 hours ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 29 2017, 10:54:00 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.0
Location30 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 29 2017, 10:41:49 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.5
Location30 km north of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 29 2017, 7:45:47 pm
Depth29 km
Magnitude3.0
Location30 km north of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 29 2017, 11:34:53 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Mar 29 2017, 10:19:37 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.8
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Mar 29 2017, 3:04:59 am
Depth29 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km north-west of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 28 2017, 9:41:12 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude3.1
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 28 2017, 5:15:21 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude3.1
Location15 km north of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Mar 28 2017, 1:38:49 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km north of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 27 2017, 11:01:45 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km south-west of Cheviot
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 27 2017, 8:28:57 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-east of Culverden
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 27 2017, 3:24:29 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 27 2017, 12:49:42 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-west of Kaikoura
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTMon, Mar 27 2017, 7:46:47 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.3
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 27 2017, 2:54:29 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km west of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Mar 27 2017, 1:30:58 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km north-east of Culverden
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 26 2017, 3:32:49 pm
Depth21 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 26 2017, 10:16:09 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Mar 26 2017, 6:17:55 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 25 2017, 11:34:04 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km west of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 25 2017, 12:01:59 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north-west of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 25 2017, 11:40:45 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 25 2017, 9:29:31 am
Depth22 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Mar 25 2017, 5:38:38 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.0
Location5 km west of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 24 2017, 9:06:32 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km south-west of Kaikoura
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Mar 24 2017, 7:06:44 am
Depth27 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km south-west of Kaikoura
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7 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 11:22:31 pm
Depth31 km
Magnitude3.0
Location10 km north of Kaikoura
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7 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Mar 23 2017, 8:51:51 pm
Depth54 km
Magnitude4.8
Location10 km south-west of Paraparaumu
Felt it?quake details...

7 days ago