Temblor in Christchurch

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 hit near Christchurch, New Zealand. on Sept. 4. It and a 5.0 aftershock damaged hundreds of buildings in the city but, surprisingly, caused no fatalities. The international airport and most facilities and major tourism sites in the area soon returned to normal operation.

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An earthquake measuring 7.1 hit near Christchurch, New Zealand. on Sept. 4. It and a 5.0 aftershock damaged hundreds of buildings in the city but, surprisingly, caused no fatalities. The international airport and most facilities and major tourism sites in the area soon returned to normal operation.