A magnitude 5.7 quake struck Christchurch just after 1pm yesterday.
Strong shaking was reported and a cliff near Sumner partially collapsed sending up a large cloud of dust. Initial reports indicate the damage in the city has been minor and superficial.
Selected coverage of the quakes includes:
The Wireless: Why does this keep happening to Christchurch?
New Zealand Herald: Science behind the 5.7 Christchurch earthquake
Stuff.co.nz: Q+A: Seismologist on the Christchurch earthquake
RNZ: Chch quake – what you need to know
Stuff.co.nz: Canterbury earthquakes moving east ‘like a zip’
ONE News: Christchurch quake ‘was a really rude awakening for people’
Stuff.co.nz: Christchurch hit by severe earthquake
Newshub: ‘Severe’ quake hits Christchurch area
Stuff.co.nz: Engineers find most Valentines Day earthquake damage superficial
New Zealand Herald: Severe earthquake hits Christchurch
The Guardian: ‘Severe’ earthquake close to Christchurch results in injuries and cliff collapse
BBC News: New Zealand cliffs collapse in Christchurch earthquake