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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
NZSTSat, May 23 2015, 5:40:39 am
Depth36 km
Magnitude4.5
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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4 hours 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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22 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 19 2015, 10:50:58 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.8
Location10 km south of Hanmer Springs
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3 days 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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3 days 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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3 days 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
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5 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 17 2015, 8:47:50 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.4
LocationWithin 5 km of Oxford
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5 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTSun, May 17 2015, 12:01:53 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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5 days ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 15 2015, 5:34:35 pm
Depth16 km
Magnitude4.6
Location5 km south-east of Seddon
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7 days ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, May 12 2015, 6:54:25 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude4.0
Location20 km north-west of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 12 2015, 6:30:05 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, May 12 2015, 3:15:57 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 11 2015, 11:32:31 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 10 2015, 10:30:10 am
Depth4 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 9 2015, 6:03:55 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.3
Location15 km north of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, May 9 2015, 5:56:32 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.0
LocationWithin 5 km of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 8 2015, 11:08:31 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, May 7 2015, 4:23:53 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude5.3
Location55 km north-west of Milford Sound
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, May 4 2015, 4:21:19 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity severe
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, May 4 2015, 2:29:10 pm
Depth4 km
Magnitude5.8
Location30 km north-west of Wanaka
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 3 2015, 9:29:35 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity strong
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 3 2015, 6:46:42 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude4.1
Location15 km east of Arthur's Pass
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, May 3 2015, 12:33:30 pm
Depth61 km
Magnitude3.6
Location40 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, May 1 2015, 12:52:37 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.7
Location20 km north-east of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTTue, Apr 28 2015, 3:57:27 pm
Depth54 km
Magnitude3.7
Location35 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 25 2015, 6:13:41 pm
Depth34 km
Magnitude3.3
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 25 2015, 4:31:46 am
Depth53 km
Magnitude3.8
Location40 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 25 2015, 4:03:17 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Apr 25 2015, 2:35:25 am
Depth47 km
Magnitude4.1
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Apr 24 2015, 4:29:29 pm
Depth32 km
Magnitude3.3
Location45 km south-east of St Arnaud
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weeks ago