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A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has struck near the New Zealand city of Christchurch.
The quake was at the relatively shallow depth of 2.9 miles - making it more likely to cause damage - and comes 10 months after a 6.3 quake hit the city, killing around 180 people.
There have been no reports of casualties, but Radio New Zealand said malls and office blocks had been evacuated and power had been knocked out in some districts.
"It was incredibly violent," one caller told the radio station.
"All the water in my birdbath slopped out and I could hear everything falling over inside.
Originally posted by Destinyone
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