A Magnitude 7.8 Earthquake Strikes New Zealand, Leaving Damage And Sparking Tsunami Fears

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11.13.16

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A large 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook New Zealand late on Sunday local time, the largest quake to strike the country in recent years. The quake was centralized in Hanmer Springs, 90 kilometers from Christchurch according to the Herald Sun and was felt all the way to Wellington. According to CNN, Christchurch was devastated by a 6.3 magnitude quake that killed 185 people. No deaths have been reported from this quake yet, likely due to the lower depth of 14.2 miles for Sunday’s quake.

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