WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A moderate aftershock has shaken the quake-devastated city of Christchurch in New Zealand.
The Christchurch Press says the main jolt late Tuesday night was widely felt but no major damage was reported. It says power was out in parts of the city and four flights were diverted to Auckland while the Christchurch airport's runway was checked for damage.
The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences says the quake registered magnitude 5.3 while the U.S. Geological Survey measured it at 5.1. It was only 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) below the surface and centered about 18.6 miles (30 kilometers) southeast of Christchurch.
Thousands of aftershocks have followed the magnitude-6.3 quake in February that killed 181 people and devastated the city's downtown.