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4.8 quake shakes Christchurch

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 20/02/2017

A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has rattled Christchurch.

The quake struck just north-west of Culverden in Canterbury at about 2.15pm on Monday, at a depth of about 24 kilometres, Geonet says.

The tremor was felt from Timaru to Palmerston North, with hundreds of residents in Christchurch reporting the shaking, it said.

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