I hope that this isn't too bad. From what I've read, there's still structural damage not repaired from the big one a while back. This one was pretty shallow which tends to make ground effects worse.
"Unclear whether any damage has occurred in NZ quake, but fire service has been treating some people with injuries - @3NewsBreaking"
"Christchurch Airport evacuated following 5.9 quake - @3NewsBreaking"
Friday, December 23, 2011 at 00:58:36 UTC
Friday, December 23, 2011 at 01:58:36 PM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
Location 43.489°S, 172.977°E
Depth 4.7 km (2.9 miles)
Region SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND
Distances 26 km (16 miles) ENE of Christchurch, New Zealand
223 km (138 miles) SSE of Westport, New Zealand
284 km (176 miles) SSW of WELLINGTON, New Zealand
329 km (204 miles) NE of Dunedin, New Zealand