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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
NZSTWed, Jul 1 2015, 6:58:17 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north-west of Hanmer Springs
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1 day ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 1 2015, 9:06:54 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Jun 30 2015, 3:25:26 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude4.0
Location45 km north-west of Twizel
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 29 2015, 11:23:53 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Jun 29 2015, 9:33:29 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 26 2015, 7:14:39 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 23 2015, 4:35:25 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km south-west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 21 2015, 5:51:44 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 21 2015, 8:29:14 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 21 2015, 8:13:43 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 21 2015, 6:37:00 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.1
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 19 2015, 10:55:06 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Jun 15 2015, 3:00:12 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude4.0
Location35 km south-east of Amberley
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 11 2015, 10:09:05 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 11 2015, 9:54:58 pm
Depth23 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 11 2015, 4:55:45 pm
Depth33 km
Magnitude4.8
Location165 km south-east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jun 11 2015, 5:12:12 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 10 2015, 6:51:13 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 9 2015, 8:38:37 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 9 2015, 3:19:15 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km north-west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 5 2015, 8:56:06 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 5 2015, 7:51:16 am
Depth26 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km north-east of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jun 5 2015, 3:37:00 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jun 3 2015, 5:47:05 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.0
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 26 2015, 3:17:13 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTSat, May 23 2015, 5:40:39 am
Depth36 km
Magnitude4.5
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 22 2015, 11:37:47 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 19 2015, 3:53:25 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 19 2015, 3:37:32 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 18 2015, 1:56:23 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago