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Evacuations underway in quake-hit New Zealand

New Zealand is on the boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, which form part of the so-called "Ring of Fire", and experiences up to 15,000 tremors a year.

7.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand, at least two dead

7.8 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand, at least two dead

At least two people were killed after a powerful 7.8 earthquake struck New Zealand just after midnight Monday.

Cliff collapses as 5.7-magnitude quake rocks New Zealand

 A cliff near New Zealand city of Christchurch collapsed on Sunday after a 5.7-magnitude quake struck the South Island city.