9 Aug 2012

2 quakes rock South Island

9:38 pm on 9 August 2012

The South Island has been rocked by two earthquakes on Thursday evening.

A quake shook Southland at 7.30pm.

The 4.8 magnitude quake was 5km deep and centred 80 km south-west of Tuatapere.

And a sharp quake struck Christchurch at about 8pm.

The magnitude 3.7 quake was centred 10 km southeast of Christchurch and was 9 km deep.