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Thursday, 29 December 2016 - 8:33
'Severe' magnitude 5.5 earthquake strikes New Zealand
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Central New Zealand has been shaken by another strong aftershock this afternoon, with a magnitude 5.5 quake hitting near Seddon.

It was followed eight minutes later by a 'moderate' 3.4-magnitude quake in the same area, reports say.

The area has been hit by hundreds of aftershocks in the wake of the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck in November.
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