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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 weak
NZSTMon, Sep 22 2014, 1:20:04 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.7
Location35 km west of Twizel
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2 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Sep 22 2014, 8:35:14 am
Depth20 km
Magnitude3.5
Location15 km north-east of Kaikoura
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7 hours ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Sep 20 2014, 12:33:47 pm
Depth10 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km east of Christchurch
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2 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Sep 20 2014, 5:55:35 am
Depth30 km
Magnitude3.5
Location35 km north-east of Kaikoura
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2 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 19 2014, 7:19:09 am
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Sep 18 2014, 7:43:22 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.1
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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3 days ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 8:52:35 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.1
Location5 km east of Amberley
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 6:34:47 pm
Depth19 km
Magnitude2.6
Location15 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 2:55:11 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 1:36:01 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.4
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 12:18:11 pm
Depth18 km
Magnitude4.5
Location5 km east of Amberley
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a week ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity light
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 10:02:59 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.6
Location10 km north-east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 12 2014, 3:53:18 am
Depth16 km
Magnitude2.7
Location5 km east of Amberley
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a week ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Sep 11 2014, 2:22:27 am
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Sep 8 2014, 8:49:32 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.6
Location20 km west of Christchurch
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a week ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Sep 6 2014, 10:26:23 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.3
Location10 km north-west of Oxford
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 5 2014, 3:29:31 pm
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Sep 5 2014, 3:52:53 am
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.4
Location15 km south-west of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Sep 2 2014, 1:42:28 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.1
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Sep 1 2014, 6:54:08 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.9
Location5 km west of Twizel
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTFri, Aug 29 2014, 12:41:27 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude2.4
Location5 km south of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTMon, Aug 25 2014, 3:46:23 am
Depth7 km
Magnitude2.5
Location5 km south-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTThu, Aug 21 2014, 12:08:51 am
Depth12 km
Magnitude2.8
Location20 km north-east of Hanmer Springs
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTTue, Aug 19 2014, 2:24:31 pm
Depth14 km
Magnitude3.2
Location10 km south of Culverden
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 17 2014, 4:11:41 pm
Depth5 km
Magnitude2.2
Location5 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity weak
Region intensity weak
NZSTSun, Aug 17 2014, 11:11:25 am
Depth25 km
Magnitude3.2
Location20 km east of Kaikoura
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSat, Aug 16 2014, 2:51:38 pm
Depth13 km
Magnitude3.7
Location5 km east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity weak
NZSTSat, Aug 16 2014, 5:23:24 am
Depth11 km
Magnitude2.9
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity light
Region intensity light
NZSTMon, Aug 11 2014, 5:30:57 pm
Depth17 km
Magnitude3.2
Location15 km north-east of Christchurch
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weeks ago

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Intensity moderate
Region intensity moderate
NZSTSat, Aug 9 2014, 10:49:27 pm
Depth9 km
Magnitude3.5
Location5 km east of Christchurch
Felt it?quake details...

weeks ago