Quake of 5.9 magnitude strikes New Zealand's Christchurch

By REUTERS
December 23, 2011 03:23

 
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An earthquake of 5.9 magnitude struck near the New Zealand city of Christchurch on Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake came 10 months after a 6.3 quake hit the city killing about 180 people.

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