NEW ZEALAND CLEANS UP AFTER 6.5 QUAKE

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WELLINGTON: Emergency crews launched a major clean-up on Monday following a 6.5-magnitude earthquake in Wellington, as aftershocks continued to rattle the New Zealand capital. The powerful tremor sent masonry and glass crashing into downtown streets on Sunday evening, with panicked locals running for cover amid fears the quake-prone city was finally experiencing “the big one.” Authorities said that while the seismic jolt caused buildings to crack and a section of road near the harbor to fall into the sea, most of the damage appeared “superficial rather than structural.”

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