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Christchurch Severe Aftershocks

Two damaging aftershocks hit Christchurch on June 13th. There have been no reported fatalities, but there is significant damage to infrastructure and buildings.

The first aftershock was a magnitude 5.5 and struck at 1300, 10 km east of Christchurch at Taylor's Mistake beach, at a depth of 11 km. It was followed at 1420 by a magnitude 6 quake, centred 10 km southeast of the city at a depth of 9 km.

There is no indication at this point that any foreign nationals have been affected in this event.



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