NZ Rocked by 5.7 Quake

NZ Rocked by 5.7 Quake

A strong 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch in New Zealand on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake that killed nearly 200 people. The epicenter of Sunday’s quake on New Zealand’s south island was 15 km east of Christchurch and at a shallow depth of 15 km, said the country’s seismological body Geonet. It said there were more than 40 aftershocks, Reuters reported. The quake came eight days before the anniversary of the deadly 2011 quake that caused upwards of NZ$40 billion ($26.52 billion) of damage, causing much of the city to require a rebuild. Police said there were no reports of major damage or serious injuries, but people were evacuated from several buildings and there were reports of some liquefaction. The Christchurch City Council said cliffs collapsed in several places along the surrounding coast, spreading large clouds of billowing dust across the sea and hills.


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