December 23.Three powerful earthquakes and a half hours on Friday in the town of Christchurch in New Zealand, the site says the U.S. Geological Survey.
As previously reported, the first tremors of magnitude 5.8 was recorded at 13:58 local time (4:58 MSK). The epicenter was located 26 kilometers north-east of Christchurch. Hearth lies at a depth 4.7 miles.
At 14:06 local time (5:06 MSK) in the same area there was a second earthquake of magnitude 5.3.
An hour later, the city was shocked third earthquake. 5.8 magnitude tremors were recorded at 15:18 (6:18 MSK), only 15 kilometers from Christchurch, the focus lies at a depth of 5 kilometers.
No casualties or damage from the three earthquakes are still unknown.
Source: RIA Novosti