A strong earthquake affected parts of Christchurch tonight.
The magnitude 4.6 quake was just 8km deep and centred 10km south west of Christchurch. So far there have been over 3,000 reports made to GNS, whose drums recordings show it was detected over much of New Zealand (see below)
Given the late hour there have yet to be any reports of damage. It follows a strong 4.2 that shook the city awake at 4.20am two weeks ago. It is over 3 years since the first significant quake damaged the city on 4 September 2010 and thousands of people are still waiting for repairs and insurance payments.
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