2 Earthquakes Strike Christchurch New Zealand, Both Magnitude 5.8

A series of earthquakes have hit Christchurch New Zealand, the same ares still recovering from a February earthquake that killed 182 people.

The first 5.8-magnitude quake struck Friday afternoon, 16 miles (26 kilometers) north of Christchurch and 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) deep, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Minutes later, a 5.3-magnitude aftershock hit. About an hour after that, the city was shaken by another 5.8-magnitude temblor, the U.S.G.S. said, though New Zealand's geological agency GNS Science recorded that aftershock as a magnitude-6.0. Both aftershocks were less than 3 miles (5 kilometers) deep.

No Tsunami alerts was issued and there have been no reports of major damage so far.

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