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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
NZDTSat, Jan 31 2015, 2:39:54 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.1
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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1 hour ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 27 2015, 10:56:24 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 26 2015, 5:56:44 pm
Depth20 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km east of Hanmer Springs
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4 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 25 2015, 8:46:03 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 25 2015, 7:28:04 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Jan 22 2015, 9:21:33 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km east of Methven
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 21 2015, 9:29:46 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 19 2015, 10:27:22 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 18 2015, 3:11:27 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.2
LocationWithin 5 km of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Jan 15 2015, 8:44:59 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.7
Location20 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 14 2015, 5:24:27 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Jan 14 2015, 12:40:00 am
Depth83 km
Magnitude5.7
Location75 km west of Te Anau
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Jan 12 2015, 4:18:47 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 10 2015, 4:49:15 am
Depth33 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Jan 9 2015, 8:45:31 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location5 km east of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 5:04:57 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.8
Location25 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 12:23:40 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.7
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity moderate
NZDTTue, Jan 6 2015, 6:48:41 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude6.0
Location30 km west of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Jan 4 2015, 11:29:07 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 31 2014, 2:25:04 am
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Dec 29 2014, 2:28:47 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.5
LocationWithin 5 km of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 28 2014, 4:48:43 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Dec 25 2014, 12:27:28 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 24 2014, 9:00:00 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Dec 24 2014, 8:46:47 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.2
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Dec 24 2014, 7:43:44 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude4.1
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 17 2014, 5:10:13 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Dec 17 2014, 6:18:22 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Dec 14 2014, 9:53:18 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.2
Location25 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZDTSat, Dec 13 2014, 2:37:04 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude4.5
Location25 km west of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago