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Quakes Rattle New Zealand's South Island


A series of strong earthquakes measuring up to magnitude 6.7 have struck off the coast of New Zealand's South Island.

New Zealand authorities say a large quake early Tuesday was followed by a series of strong aftershocks.

The quakes were widely felt by the island's residents.

Authorities say the quakes caused small landslides but no major damage or injuries.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.

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