More aftershocks hit Christchurch

2011-06-15 09:32

Big aftershocks are continuing to hit the earthquake-weary city of Christchurch, raising fears that the worst could be on the way.

A pair of aftershocks woke residents at about 6.30am yesterday, with the larger measuring 5.0-magnitude.

In the afternoon, a second smaller cluster hit.

The two temblors follow Monday’s 6.0-magnitude quake that caused some more buildings in the city to collapse.

The city is still recovering from a devastating 6.3-magnitude quake in February that killed 181 people and shut down much of the inner city.

Since then, residents have suffered through thousands of aftershocks.

Scientists say this week’s series of quakes have increased to about 30% the likelihood that Christchurch will suffer another devastating quake within the next year.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/Africa

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.