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Wellington earthquake: Residents 'had to run'

A minute-long earthquake has shaken New Zealand, halting trains and damaging Wellington's parliament building.

The 6.5-magnitude tremor was centred 35 miles (57 km) off the coast south of the capital at a depth of 6.3 miles, said the US Geological Survey.

But while some structural damage and power cuts were reported, officials said there was no risk of a tsunami.

  • 21 Jul 2013
  • From the section Asia
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