16 Mar 2020

Earthquake rattles north Canterbury

5:27 am on 16 March 2020

A magnitude 5.1 quake has rattled parts of the South Island.

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The quake, centred 10km north-west of Culverden, struck at 4.28am.

It was at a depth of 10km, Geonet reported.

Almost 700 people registered with Geonet as having felt the quake.

There are no reports of any major damage.