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An earthquake measuring 7 Richter hit New Zealand

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An earthquake measuring 7 Richter hit New Zealand at midnight local time. This strong enough shocks caused much damage, though no reports of deaths. The quake measuring 7.0 Ritcher Scale (SR), down from an initial assessment of 7.4, according to U.S. Geological Durvey records. Epicenter was in the four miles from Christchurch, a city of about 380,000 people.

Police Inspector Al Stewart reveals there has been heavy damage in some buildings, particularly old-old buildings that are not 'immune' to shocks, as quoted from the Telegraph pages.Reinier Eulink, general manager of the Holiday Inn in Christchurch, said there were a large enough hole in the wall around the hotel corridors.

Bob Parker, mayor of this city said the traumatic effects of this disaster for many people. A number of residents describing the condition of the city is like a war zone since there are a number of building debris.

Thousands of homes and business center are also reported to have no electricity and water, because intentionally disabled for security reasons. Earthquake centered at a depth of 7 miles occurred at 04:35 Saturday (12:35 ET Friday), Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, is predicted not to cause a tsunami.
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