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Magnitude 5.8 quake hits New Zealand

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Baku, February 14, AZERTAC

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

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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