This earthquake was reported to have been felt strongly throughout the city, and generally between Cheviot in the north and Timaru in the south. The highest level of impact from our felt reports so far has been 'damaging' at the suburbs of Somerfield and Edgeware. This could include furniture and appliances having shifted, or substantial damage to fragile or unsecured objects. We have received over 3,200 felt reports at the time of writing.
There have been no aftershocks at the time of writing.