Cliff collapse: Strong eartquake hits New Zealand

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According to GeoNet, the 5.7-magnitude earthquake was “severe.”

Several people have been injured and a cliff has collapsed into the sea on New Zealand’s South Island after a “severe” magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck close to Christchurch, which is still rebuilding following a devastating tremor in 2011.

According to GeoNet, the 5.7-magnitude earthquake was “severe.”

The site reported that the earthquake occurred 15 kilometers east of Christchurch, New Zealand, and was relatively shallow. Originally, the earthquake was thought to have been 31 kilometers deep, but further research corrected the data. Authorities now believe that the earthquake occurred at 14 kilometers deep.

There are no warnings of a tsunami, but there have been reports of aftershocks that are continuing

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