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    A powerful 5.7-magnitude earthquake occurred early Sunday in eastern New Zealand, the county's official earthquake monitoring service GeoNet Science said.

    Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake Hits New Zealand

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    A powerful 5.7-magnitude earthquake occurred early Sunday in eastern New Zealand, the county's official earthquake monitoring service GeoNet Science said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The "severe" quake was registered about 10 miles from Christchurch city on the country's east coast at 1:13 p.m. local time (00:13 GMT), according to the service.

    ​There were no reports of damages or major injuries, local media said, citing police. Several Christchurch buildings were evacuated.

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