The 23km deep quake struck 20km southeast of Culverden at 6.13pm. Photo / GeoNet
The 23km deep quake struck 20km southeast of Culverden at 6.13pm. Photo / GeoNet

BREAKING: 5.7 magnitude aftershock hits New Zealand

NEW Zealand's South Island has been hit by a strong 5.7 quake.

The 23km deep quake struck 20km southeast of Culverden at 6.13pm.

The quake was part of a cluster, starting at 6.10pm, ranging from magnitude 4 upwards.

More than 4000 people have reported feeling the quakes on the GeoNet website.

An NZME reporter in Christchurch said the first quake hit with a jolt and then continued rumbling for some time.

The quake was hardly felt by an NZME reporter in Kaikoura.

The Fire Service's southern communications centre had not received any reports of damage so far.

New Zealand Herald



HIGHWAY: Resident's concerned about environmental impact

premium_icon HIGHWAY: Resident's concerned about environmental impact

Tyndale couple says environment, house damaged

GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: Taking a stand by taking a seat

premium_icon GRAPE EXPECTATIONS: Taking a stand by taking a seat

Occasionally rules need a tweak, so too our national anthem

Local Partners