Cantabrians reported feeling a long and rolling earthquake strike Christchurch this morning.
GeoNet said a 4.3 magnitude quake struck Christchurch 15km east of the city, and 13km under ground at 11.51am.
There have been no reports of any major damage and St John Ambulance said it had no reports of any injuries.
Comments on social media suggested the quake was one of the strongest for some time.
"It shook our house real bad in Woolston and we had a few things fall over in the bathroom. The joys of owning and living in a damaged house!" Emily Smith wrote on the ONE News Facebook page.
"Seemed to go on for ages here in Bishopdale. Felt a bit sea sick," added Jayne Perry.
The last quake of this magnitude was back on September 21, and it seems some Cantabrians are still on edge.
"Was in the dairy and the owner yelled and dived under the counter- slightly off-putting," tweeted Anna Turner.
Paul Matthews described it as a "Nice rolling one that went for about 20 seconds," while Deon Swiggs tweeted that the quake had caught him in a vulnerable location.
"That will teach me for taking a mid day shower! My first experience at being thrown about in the shower," he said.
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