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Christchurch (earthquake)

Date- 22nd Febuary 2011

Epicentre- 6 miles southeast of Christchurch

Focus- 3.1

Magnite- 6.3

Location- New Zeland, Destructive

Cause- The Australian plate subducts beneath the pacific plate

Primary effects- 181 people killed, 2000 injured. Sewage pipes damaged. 50…


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