The town of Christchurch, where an earthquake left 181 dead only 10 months ago, was shaken by two successive quakes on Friday afternoon local time. There are no deaths reported, although 19 people have been hospitalized.
Wellington - (BBC) A series of earthquakes has shaken the New Zealand city of Christchurch, sending residents rushing from buildings and causing minor damage.
The first 5.8 quake struck at 1358 local time (0058 GMT), the US Geological Survey said. Another of similar magnitude hit 80 minutes later.
Dozens of people suffered minor injuries but only 19 were admitted to hospital.
It comes 10 months after swathes of the city were destroyed by another quake.