Christchurch shaken by sharp, shallow quake

10:23 pm on 31 October 2012

Christchurch was shaken by a small, shallow earthquake on Wednesday night.

The magnitude 3.8 quake occurred about 9.40pm and was centred 5km south-west of the city at a depth of 6km.

A Radio New Zealand reporter in the city says it was a short, sharp quake which shook the building she was working in.

No damage has been reported.