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2 Mar 2024 19:33
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit the South Island, north of Christchurch

    A magnitude 4.4 earthquake has hit the South Island, north of Christchurch

    The quake struck at 9.30 this morning and was centred 5km south of Culverden, at a depth of 12 kilometres.

    More than 550 people, mostly in Christchurch, reported they felt the rattle on the GeoNet site.

    It comes about two months after a magnitude-6.2km quake hit Geraldine, in South Canterbury, in what was the strongest earthquake to hit New Zealand this year.

    The latest quake follows a light shake in the capital earlier this morning.

    The 3.5 magnitude quake was centred 10 kilometres south-east of Lower Hutt.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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