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Smell Reported Across Eastern Christchurch Suburbs

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Wellington, Sept 8 NZPA - A strong smell of sulphur across Christchurch's eastern suburbs is being noticed following Saturday's devastating 7.1 earthquake, according to WeatherWatch.co.nz.

New Brighton resident David Shone told WeatherWatch that people were noting the smell since Saturday, saying that it smelt similar to Rotorua.

"Even our spring well water has a distinctive sulphur smell, until you boil it and leave it to stand for a while," said Mr Shone.

Twitter user Michaeljrist also told WeatherWatch he was hearing reports of a strong smell of sulphur.

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