Monday, January 2, 2012

Christchurch still Shaking

LATEST: Power is back on to about 10,000 Christchurch homes that lost electricity in a 5.5 quake - one of 13 to hit the city this morning.

The largest quake - 5.5 - struck 5.45am and was centred 20km north east of Lyttelton at a depth of 15km and followed just five minutes later by a 4.2 and then two 4.1s at 5.54am and 6.06am, a 3.9 at 6.49am, a 3.8 at 7.33am, a 4.1 at 9.01am, a 3.7 at 10.04am and another 3.7 at 10.18am.

The 5.5 shake took out power to thousands of Christchurch homes in the Shirley, Dallington, Burwood, Spencerville and Richmond areas.

Read more: Quake swarm rattles Christchurch

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