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5.8 Richter scale earthquake strikes Christchurch, New Zealand: Photo Gallery

Author: The Sofia Echo staff Date: Fri, Dec 23 2011 6562 Views
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Two earthquakes struck Christchurch, New Zealand, on December 23 2011. The first, at 1.58pm local time, measured 5.8 on the Richter scale and was epicentred 26km east-north-east of the city. Another, of 5.3 Richter scale magnitude, came 80 minutes later.

At least two people were injured, Christchurch airport was closed and fallen rocks disrupted traffic, media reports said.

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