Sizable aftershocks are continuing to shake Christchurch today, as the Prime Minister says authorities need time to sort out what parts of the city will be abandoned due to quake damage.
An earthquake of magnitude 4.8 shook Canterbury this afternoon, part of a continuing series of aftershocks shaking the region.
The quake struck at 4.16pm, and was centred 40km northwest of Methven, at a depth of 5km.
There were no immediate reports of damage.
Another 4.2 magnitude shake hit at 12.22pm today, and there have been another nine earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 3.0 since 6am this morning.
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