A series of earthquakes near Christchurch city in New Zealand, injured more than 40 people, said on Monday AP.
"More than 40 people, mostly with minor injuries, were sent to the hospital," — said the city council passes RIA "Novosti".
The city authorities have warned of the threat of aftershocks in the near future.
In addition, according to local authorities, residents of Christchurch will have to spend the next night without electricity and water. All as a result of the earthquake on Monday without power is about 50 thousand homes.
The economic costs of new earthquakes until evaluated.
According to the newspaper VIEW, on Monday in the south of New Zealand earthquake magnitude 5.2 occurred.
Less than half an hour later in the same region there were new powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.0. The epicenter of tremors recorded at 14.20 local time (06.20 MSK), located 13 km north-east of Christchurch, the focus lies at a depth of 9 km.
After another 20 minutes of the third earthquake was recorded — this time a magnitude of 4.6. Quake epicenter was located 11 kilometers east of the city, the earthquake lies at a depth 12.5 km.
Recall, February 22, 2011 in Christchurch, a devastating 6.3 magnitude earthquake, which killed over 200 people.
After a series of aftershocks in Christchurch in New Zealand could fall another 50 homes, said on Monday the New Zealand media.
The city authorities have warned of the threat of aftershocks in the coming hours. The earthquake about 50 thousand homes were left without power.
"Many buildings were heavily damaged by a series of aftershocks. I think about 50 houses could still fall "- quoted by the New Zealand website nzherald.co.nz to the head office to overcome the February earthquake in Canterbury District (where the city of Christchurch) Roger Sutton (Roger Sutton).
At the moment, the authorities of Christchurch considering introducing a state of emergency in the city.
However, the Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key said that the situation in Christchurch is not so critical to declare a state of emergency, reports RIA "Novosti".
According to the newspaper VIEW, Monday in the south of New Zealand earthquake magnitude 5.2 occurred.
Less than half an hour later in the same region there were new powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.0.