16 Apr '11, 8am

Big aftershock rocks quake-hit Christchurch via @cmswire

Big aftershock rocks quake-hit Christchurch via @cmswire

A rail line buckled by an earthquake in Christchurch on February 2011. A 5.2-magnitude aftershock rocked the quake-shattered New Zealand city of Christchurch on Saturday. -- PHOTO: AFP WELLINGTON - A STRONG 5.2-magnitude aftershock rocked the quake-shattered New Zealand city of Christchurch Saturday and cut power to several areas, but there were no immediate reports of damage, officials said. New Zealand's second largest city remains devastated following a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in February which claimed 181 lives, and after a stronger but less destructive 7.1 quake in September 2010. The latest tremor hit at 5:49pm (1.49pm Singapore time) and was centred 16 kilometres miles west of the city at a depth of nine kilometres, the US Geological Survey said. Power was cut in several areas of the city, but Roger Sutton, chief executive of power company Orion, said this was beca...

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