Magnitude 4.4 aftershock hits Christchurch

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Christchurch residents are likely to have been woken today after a magnitude 4.4 aftershock struck shortly before 7am.

The quake at 6.50am was centred 10km east of Christchurch at a depth of 7km.

There no early reports of damage.

- NZPA

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