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Cliff collapses after earthquake strikes near Christchurch, New Zealand
A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand with such force, it caused part of a cliff to collapse.
About 150,000 to 200,000 people felt strong or very strong shaking, CNN meteorologist Derek Van Dam said. The quake was centered about 17 kilometers (10 miles) east of Christchurch, which suffered a catastrophic temblor in 2011 that killed at least 185 people. Almost exactly five years later, the quake Sunday caused a cliff to crumble near Taylor’s Mistake bay.
Parts of the cliff retreated 5 meters (16 feet), geotechnical engineer Jan Kupec Linz told CNN affiliate TVNZ. Some narrowly escaped the collapse…
New Zealand earthquake: two dead as tsunami threat passes – live
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Two dead as powerful quake rocks New Zealand
A powerful earthquake rocked New Zealand early Monday local time, killing at least two people, damaging buildings and triggering a tsunami that forced thousands to flee coastal areas.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.8 quake was centered less than 60 miles northeast of Christchurch, scene of a devastating 2011 quake. Buildings shook and damage was reported Monday in the capital of Wellington, 130 miles from the epicenter.
Waves up to 6 feet high soon rolled in near Kaikoura, a popular tourism area about 50 miles from the quake’s…