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Canterbury Hit by Nine Aftershocks Following Magnitude 5.1 Quake

Canterbury Hit by Nine Aftershocks Following Magnitude 5.1 Quake

After a magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Methven, Canterbury experienced nine aftershocks, with the largest being magnitude 3. Around 4,000 people felt

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After a magnitude 5.1 earthquake near Methven, Canterbury experienced nine aftershocks, with the largest being magnitude 3. Around 4,000 people felt the initial quake, described as a sharp shake near the epicenter and a moderate rolling sensation further away. GNS Science expects these aftershocks to decrease over the next few days and is using them to determine the faultline involved. Significant damage is not anticipated from this earthquake event.

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