Another quake

8:48 pm on 15 January 2012

Christchurch has had another moderate earthquake, followed by more aftershocks.

The magnitude 5.0 quake occurred at 2.47am on Sunday. It was centred 10km east of Christchurch and 10km north-east of Lyttelton, at a depth of 9km.

The quake was followed by magnitude 3.0 and 3.7 aftershocks at 4.11am and 5.10am and magnitude 3.3 and 3.5 at 7.05am and 7.48am.

Later aftershocks included a magnitude 3.5 at 10.28am, a magnitude 3.8 at 4.40pm and a magnitude 3.7 at 8.31pm.

The ambulance service says there are no reports of damage or injury.

There was a magnitude 4.6 earthquake at 8.56pm on Thursday, with a number of lesser quakes since then.

GNS said on 6 January that aftershocks might continue in Canterbury for the next 30 years.