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Quake Rattles Christchurch

Quake Rattles Christchurch

Another earthquake has hit Christchurch with reports that power has been lost to parts of the area and of rock slides in the Sumner area.

People are reporting through social media of televisions and other household good being knocked over.

(Updated 7.08pm) It is reported that power is out to around 20,000 homes, though network company Orion is hoping that this is mainly due to equipment shutting down automatically and will be quickly restarted.

A number of water mains are said to have been burst and there are many reports of stock being knocked off shelves.

GNS Information about this earthquake:
Reference Number 3497857 [View event in Google Maps] [View Felt Reports in Google Maps]

Universal Time April 16 2011 at 5:49

NZ Standard Time Saturday, April 16 2011 at 5:49 pm

Latitude, Longitude 43.61°S, 172.79°E

Focal Depth 11 km

Richter magnitude 5.3
Region Canterbury

Location • 10 km north-east of Diamond Harbour
• 10 km east of Lyttelton
• 20 km south-east of Christchurch

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