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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Flurry of aftershocks overnight

Flurry of aftershocks overnight

Last updated 08:03 01/04/2011
Christchurch was hit by a string of aftershocks in the last 15 hours with the largest, a magnitude 3.8, striking at 6:28 this morning.

GNS Science recorded a magnitude 2.9 at 5:56pm yesterday evening at a depth of 8km and centred 10km north-east of Lyttelton.

A magnitude 3.2 quake struck at 9:49pm, 10km deep and 10km north-east of Lyttelton.

This was followed by a 3.1 at 10:52pm at a depth of 8km and within 5km of Lyttelton.

The magnitude 3.8 at 6:28am hit at a depth of 6km, also within 5km of Lyttelton.

Minutes later a 3.5 hit at a depth of 8km and also centred within 5km of Lyttelton.

And just to even up the draw, a magnitude 2.9 hit within 5km of Darfield at 7:27am.

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