Monday, November 14, 2016

New Zealand earthquake: Two dead following powerful tremor

A number of roads have been damaged, including this one two hours north of Christchurch AP
A powerful magnitude-7.8 earthquake has struck New Zealand's South Island, killing at least two people.

The quake hit just after midnight on Monday (11:02 GMT on Sunday), north-east of Christchurch.

It was felt as far afield as the capital Wellington on the North Island, 120 miles (200km) away.

A tsunami arrived about two hours later. Officials warned everyone along the eastern coast to head inland or for higher ground....

Related: 6.2-magnitude quake shakes northwestern Argentina

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