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Strong quake shakes New Zealand

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WELLINGTON - A strong 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck off New Zealand Sunday, jolting the nation's capital but no tsunami alert was issued and there were no immediate reports of serious damage. 

Broken bottles litter the floor of a wine and spirits store following a magnitude 6.5 earthquake, in Wellington, New Zealand, on Sunday, July 21, 2013. (EPA photo)

The quake hit at 5:09pm (12:09 Thailand time) 57 kilometres south-southwest of Wellington at a depth of 14 kilometres, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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