Christchurch Police reassurance and response patrols are checking the Lyttelton, Cass Bay and Port Hills areas as a precautionary measure after reports of minor rockfalls following the 5.3 magnitude aftershock which hit the city just before 6pm tonight.
There is some rock debris in the Marriner Street area of Sumner, although the road is not closed. Some pipes were reported to have burst in the New Brighton area and power is out in some parts of the eastern suburbs.
Police urge people to be careful on the roads and to keep speeds down, especially in areas where traffic lights or street lights are out.
Christchurch Media Liaison Team: 027 432 0960 or ChchPoliceMediaLiason@police.govt.nz