Magnitude of Monday's quakes in Christchurch revised

12:30, June 14, 2011      

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Both of Monday's earthquakes in New Zealand South Island city of Christchurch were bigger than originally reported, seismologists said on Tuesday.

New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS Science) has upgraded both quakes, saying the first one at 1 p.m. Modnay was actually magnitude 5.6, not 5.5.

It said the bigger quake at 2.20 p.m. was 6.3, not magnitude 6.0.

Seismologists said the larger quake was as big as the earthquake on Feb. 22, which killed 181 people.

People were injured and some buildings damaged in Monday's quakes.

Source: Xinhua
 
 
     
 
 
 
     
 
 
 
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