Two dead as powerful earthquake strikes New Zealand

Posted on:16 Nov 2016 09:38:35

Two dead as powerful earthquake strikes New Zealand
16 November 2016 Current Affairs GK: A powerful earthquake hit New Zealand early morning on November 14, 2016, that triggered landslides and a small tsunami, cracked apart roads and homes, caused some damage to buildings.

Two people died in the disaster while several other suffered minor injuries.

According to the S. Geological Survey(USGS), the quake was centered 93 kilometers (57 miles) northeast of Christchurch, over 120 miles away in the capital, Wellington

The USGS estimated the magnitude of the earthquake to be 7.8.

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