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Powerful Earthquake Hit New Zealand

Strong aftershocks have roiled New Zealand following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake that killed two people.

A second of 6.2 magnitude struck the country’s South Island at around 2.20am this morning and a third of 5.8 magnitude was reported to have hit at around 7am today.

People who live along the east coast have been told to retreat to higher ground immediately with officials warning of tsunami waves as high as 10ft.

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