Christchurch residents wake to 4.3 quake

20:45, Jul 22 2011

Two shallow earthquakes rattled Christchurch overnight and a 4.3 magnitude quake struck the shaken city.

The 4.3 quake hit the city at 7.45am and was centred 20km south of Darfield, at 11km deep. It was felt throughout the Canterbury region.

A magnitude 3.1 quake struck the city at 10.25pm yesterday. It was 5km deep and centred 20km north-east of Christchurch.

That quake followed a magnitude 2.9 which struck at 5.45pm. It was centred 5km from Oxford and was 5km deep.

A 5.1 magnitude quake woke people from their sleeps when it hit the city yesterday morning. That quake occurred at 5.39am, at a depth of 12km and 40km west of Christchurch.

Close to 8000 aftershocks have been felt in Canterbury since the September 4, magnitude 7.1 quake.