4.2 quake shakes Christchurch

Last updated 16:11 10/01/2014

Relevant offers

A magnitude-4.2 earthquake has shaken Christchurch.

GeoNet reported that the shake was centred near Rolleston and was 12 kilometres deep.

More than 500 "felt" reports have been logged on the site.

People took to Twitter and Facebook after the quake.

Radio personality and Press columnist Mike Yardley said it was the first quake he had felt in Christchurch for a while.

"Felt like riding over a judder bar on a bike with a loose tyre," he said.

- Did you feel it? What did you experience? 

Ad Feedback

- Stuff


Special offers
Opinion poll

The lower drink-driving limits from December are:

Great - too much carnage on our roads.

Overkill - targets moderate drinkers, not the heavies

Still too little - make it zero tolerance.

Sensible - punishment is in line with lesser breaches of limit.

Vote Result

Related story: Drink-drive limits lowered

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Quiz SMALL pointer June 26

Daily trivia fix

Is chess your forte?