A strong earthquake has been felt by more than 1100 people in the South Island.
The 4.8-magnitude quake struck north Canterbury at 10.19am.
It was 20km southwest of Cheviot at a depth of 10km.
Reports are coming in that it's been widely felt across the region.
Newstalk ZB caller Chris, says the earthquake felt like a sharp wobble in Christchurch.
- additional reporting by Newstalk ZB