Christchurch Valentine’s Day quake – In the News

A magnitude 5.7 quake struck Christchurch just after 1pm yesterday.

The epicentre of yesterday's quake. Source: Geonet
The epicentre of yesterday’s quake. Source: Geonet

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
Q+A: Seismologist on the Christchurch earthquake
RNZ: Chch quake – what you need to know Canterbury earthquakes moving east ‘like a zip’
ONE News: Christchurch quake ‘was a really rude awakening for people’ Christchurch hit by severe earthquake
Newshub: ‘Severe’ quake hits Christchurch area
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