Earthquake Information

November 13, 2016 (11:02:56 UTC)

Quake Location

Magnitude 7.8 New Zealand

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island just before midnight local time Sunday, triggering multiple aftershocks and tsunami waves. The earthquake struck about 93 km (58 miles) north of Christchurch at a depth of 23 km (14 miles). Two people are reported dead, and the extent of the property damage is still unknown.

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