M7.8 Earthquake, New Zealand, Nov 2016

14 Nov 2016

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck central New Zealand on Sunday, November 13, 2016. The quake was centered about 57 miles northeast of Christchurch on the South Island. Hundreds of smaller aftershocks have shaken the region. Two people died from the quake. Buildings and infrastructure were heavily damaged. Aid is slow in coming to the most affected areas, as cracked roads, downed powerlines and displaced earth is making travel very difficult.


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