Two quakes felt

Last updated 09:23 13/04/2014

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Christchurch has been rattled by a magnitude 4.2 quake this morning.

The quake hit at 8:36am and was only 5 kilometres deep and was centred 5kms southeast of the city centre under the Rudolph Steiner School. 

It was followed by a magnitude 3.8 shake in the same location.

Geo Net’s website describes the first quake as strong and close to 100 people completed ‘felt it’ reports within 10 minutes.

The Geo Net website shows there have been a total of 27 recorded quakes in the Canterbury region in the last month. 

Most of them have been small tremors ranging from magnitude 2.0 to the early 3s. 

On March 30 a magnitude 4.1 hit at 10:25am. It was centered southeast of the central city, near Moncks Bay. 

On March 20 a 4.2 struck south of Darfield at a depth of 10 kilometres. 

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