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Aftershock rocks quake-hit NZ city of Christchurch

An aftershock has rattled buildings in the earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch, New Zealand. No serious damage or injuries have been reported.

world Updated: Jun 07, 2011 11:13 IST

An aftershock has rattled buildings in the earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch, New Zealand. No serious damage or injuries have been reported.

The US Geological Survey says the 5.5-magnitude quake struck Monday 14 miles (22 kilometers) west of Christchurch at a depth of just under 2 miles (3 kilometers).

Christchurch has been rocked by scores of aftershocks since a devastating earthquake struck the city in February, killing 181 people. The February quake was New Zealand's most expensive natural disaster, costing an estimated $15 billion.

Monday's quake knocked items off store shelves, but officials say there have been no reports of serious damage or injuries.