Strong quake shakes central New Zealand, causes minor damage




 
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Strong quake shakes central New Zealand, causes minor damage
 
August 16th, 2013  
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Strong quake shakes central New Zealand, causes minor damage
By Naomi Tajitsu WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck south of New Zealand's capital on Friday, sending panicked Wellington workers and residents into the streets, but caused little major damage just weeks after a similar size quake shook the harbourside city. The quake, which hit near the northern tip of New Zealand's South Island, was dangerously shallow at a depth of about 8 km (5 miles), similar to a deadly tremor that shattered the south island city of Christchurch in 2011. "The building just shook and it went on and on and on. ...




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