23 Dec 2011

Christchurch quakes rolling coverage (Part 1)

From Checkpoint, 4:08 pm on 23 December 2011

GNS Science says the quake measured 5.8 on the Richter scale and struck at 1.58pm. It was located 20 km north east of Lyttelton at a depth of 8 km. Nineteen people are reported injured and required medical treatment.The main tremor has been followed by a swarm of sharp aftershocks that residents reported were strong enough to topple items from shelves.