Cantabrians went to bed a little shaken last night after a 4.4 magnitude earthquake struck just after 11pm.
The quake was 15km east of Christchurch and 19km deep.
GeoNet classified the earthquake as "moderate" intensity.
Christchurch residents soon reacted to it on social media.
well christchurch is rolling again with more earthquakes!!— victoria (@mzbaap) March 12, 2016
You know you're in Christchurch when geonet is your most frequented website #shakeitoff— Kirsty Gilchrist (@kirstee_) March 12, 2016
Another earthquake here in Christchurch— Ben fraser (@benmathewfraser) March 12, 2016