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Prime Minister: At least 2 dead in New Zealand quake

10 months 6 days 4 hours ago Sunday, November 13 2016 Nov 13, 2016 November 13, 2016 12:10 PM November 13, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

WELLINGTON, New Zealand - New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says at least two people were killed in the powerful earthquake that struck the country.

Key did not provide any further details at a news conference Monday morning in Wellington, the capital.

Authorities said they were not yet declaring a national emergency, saying the regions are coping well.

The magnitude-7.8 quake struck early Monday, just after midnight, 214 kilometers (132 miles) south of Wellington, where it collapsed a ferry loading ramp, broke windows and caused items to fall from shelves.

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