The 23km deep quake struck 20km southeast of Culverden at 6.13pm. Photo / GeoNet
The 23km deep quake struck 20km southeast of Culverden at 6.13pm. Photo / GeoNet

BREAKING: 5.7 magnitude aftershock hits New Zealand

NEW Zealand's South Island has been hit by a strong 5.7 quake.

The 23km deep quake struck 20km southeast of Culverden at 6.13pm.

The quake was part of a cluster, starting at 6.10pm, ranging from magnitude 4 upwards.

More than 4000 people have reported feeling the quakes on the GeoNet website.

An NZME reporter in Christchurch said the first quake hit with a jolt and then continued rumbling for some time.

The quake was hardly felt by an NZME reporter in Kaikoura.

The Fire Service's southern communications centre had not received any reports of damage so far.

New Zealand Herald


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