SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Police said at least one person has been killed in a powerful earthquake that struck the Pacific country early on Monday.
“One casualty has been reported at a collapsed property in Kaikoura,” NZ Police said in a statement.
The coastal tourist town of Kaikoura is near the epicenter of the 7.8 magnitude quake, located some 91 km (57 miles) north-northeast of Christchurch in the South Island.
Reporting By Jane Wardell; Editing by Alex Richardson
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