TODAY   |  August 16, 2013

Earthquakes rattle New Zealand

A series of strong earthquakes rocked New Zealand, reaching a peak magnitude of 6.6 and causing power outages throughout the country.

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>> emergency officials are assessing the damage from a series of strong earthquakes that rocked new zealand today. the initial quake was 6.6. the studio inside this radio station shook sending staff inside their desk. it was followed by several after shocks measuring 5.0 and higher. widespread power outages were reported. no reports of injuries.