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Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes near Christchurch, New Zealand

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A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Zealand's South Island on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, hours after a more powerful quake killed two people and damaged buildings along the east coast of the South Island.

[SYDNEY] A strong new earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck New Zealand's South Island on Monday, the US Geological Survey said, hours after a more powerful quake killed two people and damaged buildings along the east coast of the South Island.

The latest quake was initially measured with a magnitude of 6.8. It struck at about 1.45pm local time (0045 GMT) at a depth of 10 km, about 120 km north-east of Christchurch, the USGS said.

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