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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
NZSTFri, Aug 28 2015, 1:56:53 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km west of Kaikoura
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3 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 23 2015, 7:26:37 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 22 2015, 3:19:29 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude3.2
Location25 km south-west of Twizel
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6 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Aug 18 2015, 3:58:32 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude3.6
Location30 km north of Hanmer Springs
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 17 2015, 11:46:18 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 14 2015, 10:36:39 pm
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.4
Location25 km north of Cheviot
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Aug 11 2015, 10:44:51 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.6
Location15 km south of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Aug 11 2015, 12:25:58 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.8
Location15 km north of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 10 2015, 11:20:00 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 9 2015, 10:09:29 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 7 2015, 10:33:12 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.8
Location25 km north of Cheviot
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 7 2015, 9:28:44 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.7
Location25 km north of Cheviot
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 7 2015, 9:20:50 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.9
Location20 km north-east of Cheviot
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Aug 7 2015, 9:14:29 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.6
Location20 km north of Cheviot
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 7 2015, 4:38:01 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km north-west of Methven
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 3 2015, 5:34:54 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north of Cheviot
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 3 2015, 6:33:05 am
Depth39 km
Magnitude4.0
Location45 km north-west of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 24 2015, 3:09:45 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km south-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 23 2015, 6:22:51 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km north of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 22 2015, 4:45:04 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 21 2015, 2:53:52 am
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Jul 20 2015, 10:38:27 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.1
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jul 20 2015, 1:19:50 pm
Depth35 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km south-west of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jul 19 2015, 1:38:02 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jul 18 2015, 10:40:46 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.0
LocationWithin 5 km of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 16 2015, 5:48:29 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km west of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Jul 11 2015, 4:37:43 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Jul 10 2015, 7:23:45 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.5
Location15 km east of Methven
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTThu, Jul 9 2015, 11:19:18 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.2
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 9 2015, 5:17:19 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km west of Oxford
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago