Christchurch Earthquake 2011
A moderate quake measuring magnitude-4.2 has shaken Christchurch.
Geonet has reported that the shake at 3.34pm was centred just off State Highway 1, near Rolleston and was 12km deep.
Geonet described the quake as moderate in intensity. It attracted more than 600 'felt it' reports within 15 minutes.
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People took to Twitter and Facebook after the aftershock hit.
Broadcast 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."
A fan of The Press' Facebook page, Carolyn Walker, posted this comment: "Felt pretty decent in Rolleston. Short sharp and loud."
Jill Murphy emailed the Press congratulating new building codes, saying that while in the Placemakers on Springs Rd, "the walls rattled loudly as if the a violent wind had sprung up but could feel nothing through the floor. It's a new building so the foundations must have absorbed it up."
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