Ben Hill is a reporter for The New Zealand Herald

Earthquake hits near Christchurch

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A light earthquake has struck near Christchurch tonight.

GeoNet detected a 3.5 magnitude quake hitting 15km east of the city at 9.50pm.

The quake was described as having a "light" intensity, with a depth of 16km.

- NZ Herald

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