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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
NZSTFri, Jul 24 2015, 3:09:45 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km south-west of Oxford
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a week 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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a week 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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a week 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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a week 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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a week 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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a week 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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a week 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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a week 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
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Jul 9 2015, 4:22:15 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km north-west of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 8 2015, 2:37:33 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTWed, Jul 8 2015, 1:33:22 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Jul 7 2015, 11:46:57 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jul 7 2015, 12:19:30 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude3.0
Location15 km north of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity moderate
NZSTMon, Jul 6 2015, 5:45:15 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.0
Location35 km west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, Jul 5 2015, 3:34:58 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.2
LocationWithin 5 km of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Jul 3 2015, 9:30:40 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Jun 23 2015, 4:35:25 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km south-west of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 21 2015, 5:51:44 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.8
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Jun 21 2015, 8:29:14 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago