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

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 26 2014, 1:38:03 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km north of Hanmer Springs
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19 hours ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 25 2014, 9:07:59 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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1 day ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Nov 23 2014, 10:45:30 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 20 2014, 9:24:24 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude3.1
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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6 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Nov 20 2014, 6:34:10 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-east of Oxford
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6 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 19 2014, 6:34:19 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north of Oxford
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 19 2014, 3:23:19 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTWed, Nov 19 2014, 3:19:41 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.2
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Nov 12 2014, 3:49:47 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 11 2014, 10:34:39 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.1
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTTue, Nov 11 2014, 12:23:54 pm
Depth28 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km north-west of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 10 2014, 2:51:17 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Nov 8 2014, 10:36:16 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTMon, Nov 3 2014, 11:41:44 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km north-east of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZDTSun, Nov 2 2014, 7:45:30 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude3.7
Location25 km south-east of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSat, Nov 1 2014, 12:17:46 pm
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Oct 24 2014, 8:51:24 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.3
Location5 km west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Oct 24 2014, 6:08:58 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.9
Location10 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Oct 23 2014, 6:11:59 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.2
Location10 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTThu, Oct 23 2014, 1:21:02 am
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.5
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Oct 12 2014, 11:32:49 am
Depth40 km
Magnitude3.5
Location20 km north-west of Cheviot
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Oct 10 2014, 9:45:51 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Oct 5 2014, 12:33:08 am
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km north of Methven
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTFri, Oct 3 2014, 5:30:16 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZDTThu, Oct 2 2014, 9:58:04 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude3.1
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 1 2014, 6:33:44 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTWed, Oct 1 2014, 1:17:18 pm
Depth15 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km south-west of Geraldine
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZDTWed, Oct 1 2014, 4:29:54 am
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.9
Location5 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZDTSun, Sep 28 2014, 12:29:23 pm
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.6
Location10 km south-west of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 26 2014, 3:30:08 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.7
Location15 km west of Oxford
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago