Sign up for the NEWS newsletter
You have been successfully added to our newsletter.
Let our news meet your inbox
Major Earthquake Hits New Zealand
Sunday's 7.8 earthquake on New Zealand's South Island has caused billions of dollars in damage, cutting off roads and destroying buildings.
A woman and child in front of a house damaged by an earthquake as it sits on the fault line at Bluff Station near Kaikoura on the South Island's east coast.
A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed two people and caused massive infrastructure damage in New Zealand, but officials said they were optimistic the death toll would not rise further. The jolt, one of the most powerful ever recorded in the quake-prone South Pacific nation, hit just after midnight near the South Island coastal town of Kaikoura.