'Significant' blow for Christchurch

Bob Parker, mayor of New Zealand's second-largest city, says some essential services are down after 7.1 magnitude quake.

    A state of emergency has been declared in New Zealand's second largest city after a powerful earthquake rocked the south island.

    There are no reports of any deaths, but Bob Parker, the mayor of Christchurch, says there is widespread damage, as well as power cuts.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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