2 Powerful Magnitude 5.2 and 5.4 aftershocks hit the Christchurch area

The aftershocks have just been reported by GNS Science and occurred at 11:24 PM and 11:40 PM (local time) on September 6.
The epicenter for both was 20 km south-east of Darfield, the same area that the main quake was recorded.
The depth of the hypocenter was recorded at 9 km.
As these events just happened, we don't know whether this has created additional damage on unstable buildings.
We will add this news on this page when it becomes available.

UPDATE 3:24 AM (local time) : another 5.4 magnitude with a depth of 15 km, 20 km south-east of Darfield

Seismograph of this event :

2 Aftershocks M 5.2 and M 5.4 Christchurch September 6, 2010

Location map of the epicenter and Darfield surroundings - Click on the picture for the google satellite map

Check our LIVE AFTERSHOCKS PAGE for more information.

Other pages we published on this earthquake (most recent are ranked above)

Christchurch massive earthquake : more news from the quake area ¦

New Zealand earthquake : the best video™s of the earthquake

New Zealand Christchurch hit by a Magnitude 7.0 earthquake (part 2)

Helicopter footage of the Christchurch earthquake damage

Powerful aftershock rattles Christchurch and Canterbury, New Zealand

Understanding the massive 7.0 Christchurch Earthquake

New Zealand Christchurch hit by a Magnitude 7.0 earthquake