More quakes overnight

4:26 am on 9 February 2012

Three reasonably strong earthquakes occurred near Christchurch overnight.

The first was magnitude 4.2 at 7.08pm and another measuring 4.3 occurred at 11.06pm on Wednesday.

A third was also magnitude 4.2 at 0.51am on Thursday.

All were centred 10km east of Lyttelton and 9km deep.