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Chch residents report multiple earthquakes

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 28/08/2016

A series of six earthquakes have rocked Christchurch, all with an epicentre around the same suburb.

More than 1500 people reported feeling the latest quake, just before 8pm.

It was the second moderate earthquake, magnitude 3.8, to shake Templeton on Sunday, following one at 3pm that more than 760 reported to GeoNet as being felt.

Four other light or weak rated quakes also struck the area around 10km west of the city.

Many took to social media to comment on what they say were the first earthquakes 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 after the 3pm earthquake.

"Boom. Look, one is bad enough but two is def two too many. #eqnz," another wrote.

Some speculated Christchurch could be in for a shaky night with 13 earthquakes within a 150km radius of the city in the 24 hours to 8pm.

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