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Magnitude-6.9 Quake Hits Wellington, New Zealand

by Erin Weiland | Jul 22, 2013

The New Zealand capital Wellington was rattled by a strong magnitude-6.9 earthquake on Sunday, July 21, which caused minor structural damage that had left parts of the city without power. It was reported that the earthquake broke water mains, downed power lines, and smashed windows. There have been no reports of injury or death. More information is expected from officials regarding the earthquake once the city’s damages have been fully assessed.

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