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New Zealand: earthquake

A ‘severe’ 6.0 magnitude earthquake has hit off the south coast of New Zealand just two days after Christchurch was rocked by a powerful quake.

The 10km-deep earthquake struck 160km south-west of Snares Islands at 8.28am on Tuesday, with shaking felt near Roxburgh, Invercargill, Dunedin and Christchurch.

Residents have expressed concern at the tremors which rattled the South Island days after Christchurch was struck by a magnitude 5.7 quake – sending a huge dust cloud over city.

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