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Recent earthquakes that may have been felt in the Canterbury region over the past year:

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSat, Feb 28 2015, 3:45:31 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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6 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTFri, Feb 27 2015, 6:26:18 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.8
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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15 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 26 2015, 4:02:45 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km south-west of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 26 2015, 1:58:28 pm
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km south-west of Culverden
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1 day ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Feb 26 2015, 1:40:38 am
Depth24 km
Magnitude4.6
Location45 km east of St Arnaud
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 25 2015, 9:31:53 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 24 2015, 7:56:46 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.5
LocationWithin 5 km of Christchurch
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4 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 23 2015, 4:47:43 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km west of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 22 2015, 6:44:59 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-east of Oxford
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Feb 22 2015, 4:02:26 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 21 2015, 11:32:56 am
Depth6 km
Magnitude2.7
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Feb 17 2015, 10:22:33 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTMon, Feb 16 2015, 7:28:58 pm
Depth8 km
Magnitude3.7
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Feb 16 2015, 7:00:23 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Feb 14 2015, 3:59:06 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Feb 13 2015, 5:16:59 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude3.1
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Feb 5 2015, 2:51:03 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Feb 4 2015, 12:35:58 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Jan 31 2015, 10:38:21 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.1
Location40 km north of Oxford
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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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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weeks 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
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago