New Zealand earthquake: Kaikoura evacuations underway

    New Zealand earthquake: Kaikoura evacuations underway

    Nov.15, Kaikoura: New Zealand rescue workers are evacuating scores of tourists and residents from the town hardest hit by a series of powerful earthquakes.

    Four air force helicopters have been airlifting people out of Kaikoura on the South Island after battling strong winds and heavy rain earlier.

    The town, northeast of Christchurch, has been cut off by landslides triggered by the quakes.

    Hundreds of aftershocks continue to rock the area.

    Two people were killed in the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island early on Monday.

    The capital, Wellington, on the North Island has been enduring poor weather on Tuesday, with heavy rain and flooding.
    CCTV shows moment NZ quake strikes

    In one bright spot for the recovery, three cows that were filmed stranded on a tiny island after their field collapsed around them have been rescued by a farmer.

    The Oslo Times International News Network


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