The magnitude 7.1 Darfield earthquake struck early on Saturday morning, and caused
significant damage in Christchurch city and the Canterbury region.
Last update September 4, 12:00 am
The magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred at 4:36 am, the epicentre was 40 km west of Christchurch city, and the depth of the quake was at 10 km. The epicentre is close to the town of Darfield. There is no tsunami resulting from this earthquake as it has occurred on land. It is the most damaging earthquake in New Zealand since the Hawke's Bay earthquake in 1931.
Mainshock ("Darfield" earthquake)
|Saturday, September 4 at 4:36 am, magnitude 7.1|