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3.8 magnitude quake reported in Chch

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/08/2016

Hundreds have reported feeling a moderate intensity magnitude 3.8 earthquake in Christchurch.

The earthquake's epicentre was 17km below the surface, just 10km west of the city at around 3pm.

Within 10 minutes of the shaking, more than 730 people reported feeling the earth move.

Many took to social media to comment on what they say was the first earthquake Christchurch has felt in a while.

"Must be the first quake I've felt here since June..haven't missed them at all," one Twitter user wrote.

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