Christchurch Quakes: Strong smell of sulphur in eastern suburbs


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Reports of a strong smell of sulphur across Christchurch's eastern suburbs are coming in to WeatherWatch.co.nz.

New Brighton resident David Shone told WeatherWatch.co.nz that people haved noticed a sulphur smell since Saturday, saying that it smells similar to Rotorua.

"Even our spring well water has a distinctive sulphur smell, until you boil it and leave it to stand for a while: says Mr Shone.

Twitter user Michaeljrist also told WeatherWatch he's hearing reports of a strong smell of sulphur.

Meanwhile the Civil Defence Emergency has been extended for another 7 days as frightening aftershocks continue.