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Sharp jolt shakes Canty


Another aftershock registering 3.8 has hit Christchurch this evening following the 4.8 shake earlier tonight.

There have now been 10 tremors within the last 12 hours which is a consdierable increase on the previous 12 hours.

Most of the aftershocks are coming from the fault line that erupted on February the 22nd. 

Many Christchurch residents are on edge as the quakes have been reasonably shallow and at times long lasting.

Earlier story

A significant aftershock shook parts of Christchurch tonight with many locals believing it was the biggest since February 22.

It registered 4.8 on the richter scale and was centred near Redcliffs in Christchurch, at a depth of almost 11km.
The long rumble gave quite a shaking to many residents with some resorting to hiding under dining tables and door frames.

The tremor was felt as far away as Timaru and Oamaru and at this stage there have been no reports of injury or further damage.



Sue on 5/03/2011 10:20am


I cant stand watching what is happening to these people down there. Please people leave until it all settles down. Enough of this living hell.


Leighton on 5/03/2011 9:08am

Hi There

Some flooding is happening in some of the side streets as the gutters are not working due to silt. Rydal street in Hoon Hay is flooded right across! Dam the aftershocks 🙁 It feels like the city just will never stop shaking! 6 months yesterday!

Guest on 5/03/2011 6:55am

4.8 was intense for sure . theres another 10000 leaving our beautiful city

WW Forecast Team on 5/03/2011 7:02am

Let’s hope that’s not the case but it has given many people a big scare.
Hope you’re ok 🙂

Richard in Christchurch 

Nicola on 5/03/2011 7:47am

Take care Christchurch people, we’re all thinking of you.

Celtickiwi on 5/03/2011 9:52am

Hang in there Christchurch, be strong. The rest of NZ is standing beside you all as you overcome this. Thinking of all the families down there with love and support. Lots and lots of hugs are being sent your way. xx

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