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Past earthquakes near Darfield, Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand: 2020

Updated Dec 5, 2021 06:30 GMT -
During 2020, Darfield was shaken by 3 quakes of magnitude 4.0 or above, 28 quakes between 3.0 and 4.0, and 211 quakes between 2.0 and 3.0. There were also 196 quakes below magnitude 2.0 which people don't normally feel.
Biggest quake: 4.6 quake 22 km southwest of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, Nov 6, 2020 7:26 am (GMT +13)
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Date and timeMag
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Thursday, December 31, 2020 07:35 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Dec 31, 2020 8:35 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 31, 2020 07:35 GMT)
2.8

4.8 km
4.9 km east of Rolleston, Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 31, 2020 6:38 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 31, 2020 05:38 GMT)
2.8

7.8 km
6.7 km northeast of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 31, 2020 1:09 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 31, 2020 00:09 GMT)
3.3

4.5 km
Selwyn District, 19 km west of Oxford, New Zealand MoreMap
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 16:58 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 31, 2020 5:58 am (GMT +13) (Dec 30, 2020 16:58 GMT)
2.1

5 km
9.8 km west of Arthur's Pass, Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Sunday, December 27, 2020 18:29 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 28, 2020 7:29 am (GMT +13) (Dec 27, 2020 18:29 GMT)
1.9

12 km
12 km northwest of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, December 22, 2020 20:30 GMT (4 earthquakes)
Dec 23, 2020 9:30 am (GMT +13) (Dec 22, 2020 20:30 GMT)
2.8

4.8 km
4.5 km west of Burnham, Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 23, 2020 12:36 am (GMT +13) (Dec 22, 2020 11:36 GMT)
3.7

10.7 km
5.3 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand 90 reportsMoreMap
Dec 22, 2020 4:01 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 22, 2020 03:01 GMT)
2.0

5 km
4.1 km east of Oxford, Waimakariri District, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 22, 2020 2:14 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 22, 2020 01:14 GMT)
2.1

6.7 km
7.2 km west of Rolleston, Selwyn District, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, December 17, 2020 05:59 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 17, 2020 6:59 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 17, 2020 05:59 GMT)
2.0

5 km
15 km north of Oxford, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 21:59 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Dec 17, 2020 10:59 am (GMT +13) (Dec 16, 2020 21:59 GMT)
2.6

6.6 km
South Pacific Ocean, 25 km northeast of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 16, 2020 6:27 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 16, 2020 05:27 GMT)
1.9

5 km
8.2 km west of Arthur's Pass, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 16, 2020 4:41 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 16, 2020 03:41 GMT)
1.9

4.8 km
South Pacific Ocean, 12 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Saturday, December 12, 2020 07:53 GMT (1 earthquake)
Dec 12, 2020 8:53 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 12, 2020 07:53 GMT)
1.9

5 km
4.7 km southeast of Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Thursday, December 10, 2020 09:26 GMT (3 earthquakes)
Dec 10, 2020 10:26 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 10, 2020 09:26 GMT)
2.0

5 km
South Pacific Ocean, 9.1 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 10, 2020 2:20 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 10, 2020 01:20 GMT)
2.1

4.2 km
South Pacific Ocean, 11 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 10, 2020 2:15 pm (GMT +13) (Dec 10, 2020 01:15 GMT)
2.4

5.8 km
South Pacific Ocean, 10.3 km east of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 17:02 GMT (5 earthquakes)
Dec 9, 2020 6:02 am (GMT +13) (Dec 8, 2020 17:02 GMT)
2.8

6.3 km
Hurunui District, 69 km north of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 9, 2020 5:51 am (GMT +13) (Dec 8, 2020 16:51 GMT)
2.6

5 km
Hurunui District, 68 km north of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 9, 2020 3:33 am (GMT +13) (Dec 8, 2020 14:33 GMT)
2.4

5 km
Hurunui District, 69 km north of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
Dec 9, 2020 3:33 am (GMT +13) (Dec 8, 2020 14:33 GMT)
2.0

5 km
Hurunui District, 69 km north of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand MoreMap
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Estimated combined seismic energy released: 1.1 x 1012 joules (294 megawatt hours, equivalent to 253 tons of TNT) More info

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