June 13 2011
Short Review

Christchurch was hit with aftershocks on June 13, as a series of tremors rocked New Zealand’s second- biggest city.

According to the RMS Reactions Catastrophe Centre, a 5.2 (body wave) magnitude earthquake struck at 01:00 UTC, and was followed by a stronger 6.0 (moment) magnitude earthquake within an hour and a half.

A further earthquake, of 4.6 (body wave) magnitude, struck at 02:40 UTC. According to reports, this resulted in a temporary closure of the airport followed by power outage to up to 56,000 users in addition to flooding and liquefaction.

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