Earthquake with magnitude of 4.0 hits Christchurch in New Zealand

Earthquake with magnitude of 4.0 hits Christchurch in New Zealand

  • An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 has hit near Christchurch, New Zealand
  • The quake struck 15kilometres to the east of the city centre at 1.22pm Tuesday
  • Tremors from the earthquake were felt by the residents of several city suburbs

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 has struck Christchurch in New Zealand.

The quake hit at 1.22pm, 15kilometres east of the city centre, at a depth of 5kilometres.

Residents of the city reported feeling tremors in Linwood, Hornby, Port Hills and at Burwood Hospital.

‘Massive here in North beach. Gave me such a fright,’ said one local resident.

The earthquake is the largest to hit the area since November 17, when a 4.2 magnitude quake hit to the west of the city.

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An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 has struck Christchurch in New Zealand (stock image)

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 has struck Christchurch in New Zealand (stock image)

The quake hit at 1.22pm, 15kilometres east of the city centre of Christchurch, and tremors were felt around the city

The quake hit at 1.22pm, 15kilometres east of the city centre of Christchurch, and tremors were felt around the city

The city of Christchurch was severely damaged (pictured) by an earthquake in February 2011

The city of Christchurch was severely damaged (pictured) by an earthquake in February 2011

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