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October 1, 2020

NZ quake: Christchurch hit by magnitude-5.0 aftershock

New Zealand’s city of Christchurch has been hit by two shocks that closed some stores but caused no major damage, the BBC informs. The continuing shocks are expected to further delay recovery from the devastating 22 February quake. The shocks – one of magnitude 5.0 – early on Monday caused goods on supermarket shelves to fall and smash, and increased nervousness in the city. A total of 181 people died in the 6.3-magnitude quake in February, which also destroyed hundreds of buildings.

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