New Zealand capital rattled by 'quake
on 03/07/2012 14:47:31
The temblor measured 6.2 on the Richter scale and hit west of the city on the North Island.
Residents have taken to Twitter, reporting a long, rolling tremor lasting 30 seconds.
In February last year, a 6.3 magnitude quake hit Christchurch, flattening office blocks and toppling buildings and leaving 185 people dead.