Quake felt in many parts of lower South Island

7:15 am on 23 February 2011

Tuesday's devastating 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Christchurch was felt in many parts of the lower South Island.

Civil Defence in Dunedin said the quake, which struck at 12.51pm, was felt in the city as a level four.

Spokesperson Glenn Mitchell says most people would have felt the quake, with items rattling on shelves.

There were no reports of damage in that city.

Mr Mitchell said the quake was also felt in the Waitaki, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes districts, but there were no reports of damage.