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A massive earthquake last week has brought New Zealand closer to Australia, scientists say.
The 7.8 magnitude quake in the Tasman Sea has expanded New Zealand's South Island westwards by about 30cm (12in).
Seismologist Ken Gledhill, of GNS Science, said the shift demonstrated the huge force of the tremor.
But correspondents say that with more than 2,250km (1,400 miles) separating the countries, the narrowing will not exactly be visible.
Nor, as the New Zealand media have observed, is it likely to bring cheaper air fares.