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Strong Aftershocks Hit New Zealand Following Strong Quake

Sunday, November 13th, 2016 2:13pm MDT

A powerful aftershock shook New Zealand’s South Island Monday, just hours after being hit by a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake. “It looks as though it’s the infrastructure that’s the biggest problem,” said Civil Defense Minister Gerry Brownlee after flying over the affected area with Prime Minister John Key. A slip dam caused by earthquakes had blocked […]

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NASA satellites discover source of mysterious volcanic debris in South Pacific

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012 10:51am MDT

While on a routine patrol late last week a New Zealand Defense Force patrol craft spotted a massive area of pumice floating in the South Pacific from an unknown source. Teaming up with NASA, volcanologists today pinpointed the source of a raft of debris covering thousands of square miles. Read the rest of this story on […]

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New Zealand suffers ‘darkest day’ as at least 65 killed in earthquake

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 7:58am MDT

Christchurch, New Zealand was struck by a powerful magnitude 6.3 earthquake on Tuesday that wreaked havoc across the nation’s second largest city.  Buildings were reduced to rubble and people buried alive in what is being called the ‘darkest day’ in the New Zealand history. The quake, which struck at 12:51pm local time and at a shallow […]

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