Christchurch / New Zealand / March 5 / Xinhua / — On Saturday, the New Zealand city of Christchurch, a series of aftershocks have occurred, and in the evening of that day, there was also an earthquake of magnitude 4.8, in much the tremors were felt.
On Saturday at 19:34 local time in Christchurch earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale, the epicenter of it is 10 km to the east of Christchurch, and the hypocenter lies at a depth 6.4 km. During an earthquake, house, home to Xinhua reporters, swayed for about 10 seconds, the locals one by one run out of the houses on the street.
Throughout Saturday there occurred nine tremors over 3.2 on the Richter scale, the strength of the two of them reached 4.1 and 4.5 points respectively.
Recall that in the largest in southern New Zealand city of Christchurch on February 22 at 12:51 pm local time, an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. The police today confirmed that the death toll from the earthquake rose to 165 people.