Moderate aftershocks continue to rattle Christchurch earthquake area

Earthquake Report comment :
As predicted before, aftershocks would occur continuously after the massive Darfield earthquake from September 4.
20 minutes ago another moderate M 4.6 aftershock has rattled the Christchurch area.
A lot of ‘felt’ reports arrived quickly at the GNS Science. People living in the area reported overwhelmingly a MM (Modified Marcalli) value of IV = light to moderate shaking.
As you will be able to see on the Seismograph, aftershocks can be very different even with the same Magnitude. The 0:30 AM on September 20 looks terrifying on the seismograph, certainly if compared to other activity.

Most important Earthquake Data:
Magnitude : M 4.6
Mon, Sep 20 2010 0:30 am at epicenter
Depth (Hypocenter) : 9 km
Geo-location(s) :
20 km west of Christchurch

Links to important maps
GNS Science  Did You Feel It Map
Google satellite map of the area showing the kind of terrain the earthquake took place

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