Mag 3.9 earthquake hits Christchurch

22:05, May 10 2014

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.



@MikeThorpeTVNZ 4.2 apparently, Greendale fault. 6km deep and a lengthy rattle.

Was on phone with Mum in Cashmere for that #chch #eqnz, she felt it first.....

BIG shake out here at University #eqnz

Wow that was a goodie. Haven't had one for a while #eqnz

That was a long rumble #eqnz

cripes that shake just took a few years off my life #eqnz

So I thought our movers seemed like pretty tough guys, one swore and another screamed. #eqnz

@NZStuff: Mag 4 earthquake hits ChCh” Felt and sounded like a truck had hit the house and shunted it #notusedtoitnow

- Did you feel it?

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