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Earthquake shakes New Zealand


5.0 magnitude quake shakes New Zealand
5.0 magnitude quake shakes New Zealand

Andrea Stockton, staff writer

October 18, 2010 — A 5.0 magnitude earthquake in New Zealand Tuesday sent residents running to city streets.

Damage from an earthquake in Christchurch last month
Damage from an earthquake in Christchurch last month

A strong 5.0 earthquake hit near Christchurch, New Zealand late Tuesday morning, local time.

Phone and power services were cut in the city of Christchurch. Some residents fled to city streets after buildings were felt shaking and several objects tumbled from shelves.

The city was rocked by a powerful quake just last month. Extensive damage was reported from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that rumbled back on September 4.

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