13 Jun '11, 3am

6 injured, building destroyed as new earthquakes hit NZ city of Christchurch

WELLINGTON - A SERIES of powerful tremors rattled the quake-prone New Zealand city of Christchurch on Monday, destroying a building and sending boulders tumbling down hillsides. Six people suffered minor injuries. New Zealand's GNS Institute put the strongest of the quakes at a magnitude of 6.0 at 2.20pm (0220 GMT, 10.20am Singapore time). The United States Geological Survey also pegged it at 6.0 - with the epicentre 6.4km east south east of the city at a depth of 9km. Four tremors above 4.3 were recorded from 0029 GMT. Shopping malls and office buildings were evacuated across the city, which is still trying to recover almost four months after a magnitude 6.3 earthquake killed 181 people and caused extensive damage. A building in the city centre collapsed and minor damage occurred in buildings affected in previous earthquakes, Christchurch Police spokesman Steven Hill told...

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