This has been reported in nzherald.co.nz dated 14 February 2016.
The epicenter of the severe quake was 15-Km east of the city and was felt as far north as Wellington. The first quake was followed by another, moderate one with a 3.5 magnitude at 10-Km north-east of the city. Aftershocks are believed to be continuing.
As a result, the National Crisis Management Centre has been activated. Emergency services have indicated that a cliff had collapsed in Sumner and power has been lost to 450 customers between Burwood and Spencerville and at 100 homes in Akaroa. There is a police cordon at Scarborough Hill blocking access to the fallen cliff.
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