Nightime aftershock felt widely in Christchurch

6:12 am on 9 March 2011

There has been another sharp aftershock in Christchurch.

The 4.3 magnitude jolt occurred at 10.03pm on Tuesday and was located within 5km of Christchurch at a depth of 9km.

It was felt strongly in Christchurch with some residents describing it as an aggressive quake which lasted several seconds.

There was also a 3.6 jolt 10km east of Darfield at 10.44pm on Tuesday and a 3.7 aftershock at 12.56am on Wednesday within 5km of Lyttelton.