1. Earthquake in New Zealand again! 6.2 magnitude quake strikes near Christchurch: USGS

Earthquake in New Zealand again! 6.2 magnitude quake strikes near Christchurch: USGS

A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Zealand's South Island hours after a more powerful quake killed two people and damaged buildings.

By: | New Zealand | Published: November 14, 2016 6:49 AM
A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Zealand's South Island hours after a more powerful quake killed two people and damaged buildings. (Representative image by twitter) A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Zealand’s South Island hours after a more powerful quake killed two people and damaged buildings. (Representative image by twitter)

A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Zealand’s South Island on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, hours after a more powerful quake killed two people and damaged buildings along the east coast of the South Island.

The latest quake was initially measured with a magnitude of 6.8. It struck at about 1.45 p.m. local time (0045 GMT) at a depth of 10 km, about 120 km northeast of Christchurch, the USGS said.

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