17 Nov 2016

Quake upgrade increases likelihood of aftershocks

From Morning Report, 7:18 am on 17 November 2016
Road damage in Kaikoura

Road damage in Kaikoura Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Late yesterday the Kaikoura quake was upgraded from a magnitude 7.5 to 7.8.

That means there is likely to be an aftershock of magnitude five or more at least once a day for the next 20 days.