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

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  • Public Id: 2014p299680
  • NZST: Tuesday, April 22 2014 at 9:09:31 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.7
  • Location: 5 km south of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

1 day ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p293444
  • NZST: Sunday, April 20 2014 at 1:47:10 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.7
  • Location: 15 km south-west of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

3 days ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p286307
  • NZST: Thursday, April 17 2014 at 10:24:34 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.1
  • Location: 15 km south-west of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

6 days ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p285431
  • NZST: Thursday, April 17 2014 at 2:38:02 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 9 km
  • Magnitude: 2.9
  • Location: 10 km north-west of Hanmer Springs
  • Felt it?

6 days ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p284814
  • NZST: Wednesday, April 16 2014 at 9:09:24 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 10 km
  • Magnitude: 3.1
  • Location: 20 km south-west of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

7 days ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p283998
  • NZST: Wednesday, April 16 2014 at 1:54:14 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 14 km
  • Magnitude: 2.4
  • Location: 10 km south-east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

7 days ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p280611
  • NZST: Tuesday, April 15 2014 at 7:49:31 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.1
  • Location: 15 km west of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

a week ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p275298
  • NZST: Sunday, April 13 2014 at 8:39:14 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 6 km
  • Magnitude: 2.9
  • Location: 5 km south-east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

a week ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p275294
  • NZST: Sunday, April 13 2014 at 8:36:53 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: moderate
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.9
  • Location: 5 km south-east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

a week ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p268466
  • NZST: Thursday, April 10 2014 at 7:58:48 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 14 km
  • Magnitude: 2.4
  • Location: 15 km north of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

a week ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p267446
  • NZST: Thursday, April 10 2014 at 10:55:26 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 30 km
  • Magnitude: 3.4
  • Location: 50 km south-east of Amberley
  • Felt it?

a week ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p265657
  • NZST: Wednesday, April 9 2014 at 7:02:27 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 11 km
  • Magnitude: 2.8
  • Location: 20 km west of Oxford
  • Felt it?

a week ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p258031
  • NZST: Sunday, April 6 2014 at 11:19:06 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 3.0
  • Location: 15 km east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p251293
  • NZDT: Friday, April 4 2014 at 12:28:56 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.9
  • Location: 30 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p239736
  • NZDT: Monday, March 31 2014 at 5:51:47 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.4
  • Location: Within 5 km of Methven
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p239647
  • NZDT: Monday, March 31 2014 at 5:03:56 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 13 km
  • Magnitude: 2.9
  • Location: 15 km north-east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p239467
  • NZDT: Monday, March 31 2014 at 3:28:03 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 8 km
  • Magnitude: 2.4
  • Location: 10 km south-east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p237836
  • NZDT: Sunday, March 30 2014 at 12:59:01 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 15 km
  • Magnitude: 2.2
  • Location: 10 km south-west of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p237591
  • NZDT: Sunday, March 30 2014 at 10:48:29 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 8 km
  • Magnitude: 2.3
  • Location: 10 km south-east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p237547
  • NZDT: Sunday, March 30 2014 at 10:25:25 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: moderate
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 7 km
  • Magnitude: 4.1
  • Location: 10 km south-east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p234280
  • NZDT: Saturday, March 29 2014 at 5:24:35 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: moderate
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 3.5
  • Location: 35 km west of Twizel
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p232996
  • NZDT: Friday, March 28 2014 at 6:00:19 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 10 km
  • Magnitude: 2.6
  • Location: 20 km west of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p225010
  • NZDT: Tuesday, March 25 2014 at 7:05:21 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.9
  • Location: 20 km north of Twizel
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p222261
  • NZDT: Monday, March 24 2014 at 6:40:51 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 14 km
  • Magnitude: 2.3
  • Location: 10 km south of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p216947
  • NZDT: Saturday, March 22 2014 at 7:29:45 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 7 km
  • Magnitude: 2.4
  • Location: 10 km north-west of Culverden
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p214127
  • NZDT: Friday, March 21 2014 at 6:27:15 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 5 km
  • Magnitude: 2.7
  • Location: 10 km east of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p211339
  • NZDT: Thursday, March 20 2014 at 5:41:48 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: light
  • Maximum intensity ?: strong
  • Depth: 10 km
  • Magnitude: 4.2
  • Location: 30 km south of Oxford
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p210502
  • NZDT: Thursday, March 20 2014 at 10:15:49 am
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 6 km
  • Magnitude: 2.5
  • Location: 5 km north-west of Christchurch
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

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  • Public Id: 2014p209143
  • NZDT: Wednesday, March 19 2014 at 10:11:30 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: light
  • Depth: 44 km
  • Magnitude: 4.0
  • Location: 30 km east of Seddon
  • Felt it?

weeks ago

  • Map showing earthquake location.
  • Public Id: 2014p203223
  • NZDT: Monday, March 17 2014 at 5:37:39 pm
  • Canterbury region intensity ?: weak
  • Maximum intensity ?: weak
  • Depth: 12 km
  • Magnitude: 2.5
  • Location: 15 km west of Oxford
  • Felt it?

weeks ago