A 3.9 magnitude earthquake this morning was felt by almost 5000 people near Christchurch, GeoNet reports.
Residents in Akaroa, Amberley, Ashburton, Christchurch, Methven and Oxford may have felt it.
At a depth of 7km, the moderate quake was reported about 8.43am.
On Twitter, some said it was bigger than the quake from a few a days ago.
A shaky start to the week for Christchurch with a M3.9 quake, 7km depth. Over 4000 of you reported feeling that one. Just another reminder that the Christchurch aftershock sequence is still ongoing. Take care #eqnz pic.twitter.com/0cOdpGxTh5— GeoNet (@geonet) July 21, 2019
M3.9 quake causing moderate shaking near Christchurch https://t.co/BrCetEUjKC— GeoNet (@geonet) July 21, 2019