Mag 3.9 earthquake hits Christchurch

Last updated 14:23 10/05/2014

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Windows rattled across Canterbury this afternoon thanks to a magnitude 3.9 earthquake felt across the region at 2.11pm. 

According to GeoNet, the quake was centred 15km west of Christchurch near Weedons, and was about 6km deep. 

Cantabrians reported a sharp jolt and a rumbling aftershock in Weedons, Huntsbury, Papanui, North Beach, Halswell and Kaiapoi. 

One Kaiapoi resident said the windows were rattling for the first time in months and that the dogs in the area started barking. 

It is the fifth quake above magnitude 3.0 in the last four weeks. It came on the back of a small 2.4 near Hanmer Springs earlier this morning, which went largely undetected in Christchurch. 

No damage or injury had been reported.


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