Powerful Earthquake Rattles New Zealand

A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island early Monday, killing at least two people, damaging buildings and infrastructure, and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves.

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HANMER SPRINGS, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Large cracks are seen on Highway 7 following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on November 14, 2016 near Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Matias Delacroix/Getty Images)
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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: after an earthquake on November 14, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Mannequins in Cotton On clothing store lie on the ground after an earthquake on November 14, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Glass and rubble covers the footpath on Wakefield Street after an earthquake on November 14, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: A mannequin in Cotton On clothing store lies on a table after an earthquake on November 14, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Products lie on the ground in a chemist after an earthquake on November 14, 2016 in Wellington, New Zealand. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)
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A tsunami warning alert is seen on a notice board above State Highway 1 in Wellington early on November 14, 2016 following an earthquake centred some 90 kilometres (57 miles) north of New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early November 14, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.
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HANMER SPRINGS, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 14: Large cracks are seen on Highway 7 following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on November 14, 2016 near Hanmer Springs, New Zealand. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck 20km south-east of Hanmer Springs at 12.02am and triggered tsunami warnings for many coastal areas. (Photo by Matias Delacroix/Getty Images)
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A stack of collapsed logs are seen at a wharf in Wellington early on November 14, 2016 following an earthquake centred some 90 kilometres (57 miles) north of New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch.nA powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early November 14, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.
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A chimney that collapsed into the yard of the Fiji High Commission is seen in Wellington early on November 14, 2016 following an earthquake centred some 90 kilometres (57 miles) north of New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch.nA powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early November 14, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.
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Broken and detached wall tiles are seen at the Wellington library early on November 14, 2016 following an earthquake centred some 90 kilometres (57 miles) north of New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early November 14, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.
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Debris from buildings are seen on a sidewalk past a cordon line in Wellington early on November 14, 2016 following an earthquake centred some 90 kilometres (57 miles) north of New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early November 14, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.
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People stand on a street strewn with broken glass from windows in Wellington early on November 14, 2016 following an earthquake centred some 90 kilometres (57 miles) north of New Zealand's South Island city of Christchurch. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early November 14, the US Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country.
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Groceries litter the aisle at the New World, in Miramar area of Wellington, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, after a major earthquake struck New Zealand's south Island early Monday. A powerful earthquake struck in a mostly rural area close to the city of Christchurch but appeared to be more strongly felt in the capital, Wellington, more than 200 Km (120 miles) away. (Ross Setford/SNPA via AP)
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A paved road is lifted at the ports in Wellington, New Zealand, Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, following an earthquake. A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island early Monday, killing at least two people, causing damage to buildings and infrastructure, and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves. (Mark Mitchell/New Zealand Herald via AP) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
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