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  Sivan 4, 5772 , 25/05/12

5.2 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Christchurch

An earthquake registering 5.2 on the Richter scale struck 10 kilometers east of Christchurch, on Friday afternoon.

No injuries or damage were reported but more than a thousand people working in the "red zone" of the southern New Zealand city, heavily damaged in the fatal 2011 earthquake, were sent home as a precaution, according to NZ Newswire. The New Zealand Herald reported that debris was shaken from buildings that remained damaged from the previous quake.

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