Following the earthquake of on February 22 aftershocks continue to be felt in the country’s beleaguered capital Christchurch.

Aftershocks this afternoon, measuring 5.5 and 6 on the Richter Scale, have fortunately only injured a handful of people, but again devastated the city’s power infrastructure.

A Government spokesman said this morning: “Christchurch Airport was temporarily closed while safety inspections took place, but the airport has now re-opened and is operating normally.

“Tourism New Zealand will continue to provide information for visiting tourists and tourism operators in the Christchurch and Canterbury area.”

Luke Walsh

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