Close to 8000 residents of Christchurch have reported feeling a moderate earthquake this morning, which was a magnitude 3.7 jolt.
The quake registered at a depth of 11km and had its epicentre 5km east of the city centre, near Linwood Ave at 12.36am.
Of almost 7880 'felt it' reports on the GeoNet website, most describe the shaking as weak to moderate; however, four people in Christchurch and three in the North Island describe it as extreme.
One woman remarked that it felt a lot stronger than a 3.7 shake.
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Fire and Emergency says no calls have been received in relation to the jolt.
Meanwhile, a magnitude 4.2 earthquake has been felt by a number of people across the West Coast this morning.
According to GeoNet, the quake struck at 6.32am centred near Reefton at a depth of 5km.
Most of the 'felt it' reports on the website describe the shaking as weak to moderate; however, three people said it was 'strong'.
A post on the West Coast Emergency Management Facebook page said: "It's a good reminder to always be prepared for the unexpected and if you are near the coastline following an earthquake, remember - Long, Strong, Get Gone."