Christchurch has been shaken by a light earthquake this afternoon.
It struck about 1.20pm, with Geonet reporting it was centered 15km east of Christchurch at a depth of 5km, and measured 4 on the Richter scale.
A GeoNet tweet said the shaking may have been felt in Akaroa, Amberley, Cheviot, Christchurch, Culverden, Oxford and surrounding localities.
No one had reported feeling shaking in the strong to extreme categories, 62 people felt moderate shaking, 699 felt light and 881 felt weak.
M4.0 quake causing light shaking near Christchurch https://t.co/AJ0X6KLvXw— GeoNet (@geonet) January 16, 2018