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Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand

Tremors in Christchurch destroyed buildings and sent boulders tumbling down hillsides on Monday

Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand
The remains of a damaged house at Shag Rock near Sumner after the cliff fell away during two magnitude 6.0 and 5.5 earthquakes struck on June 13, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand (Getty Images)
Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand
A house near Shag Rock, Sumner stands damaged after two earthquakes, a magnitude 6.0 and 5.5, struck on June 13, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand (Getty Images)
Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand
The remains of a damaged house at Shag Rock near Sumner. The aftershocks have followed four months after the major earthquake which hit the city on February 22, 2011 resulting in the deaths of 181 people. (Getty Images)
Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand
A car stands in water on Ferry Road after two 6.0 and 5.5 magnitude earthquakes struck on June 13, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand (Getty Images)
Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand
A car stands in water on Ferry Road after two 6.0 and 5.5 magnitude earthquakes struck on June 13, 2011 in Christchurch (Getty Images)
Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand
The remains of a damaged house at Shag Rock near Sumner after the cliff fell away during two magnitude 6.0 and 5.5 earthquakes struck on June 13, 2011 in Christchurch(Getty Images)
Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand
The remains of a damaged house at Shag Rock near Sumner after the cliff fell away during two magnitude 6.0 and 5.5 earthquakes struck on June 13
Six injured as powerful quakes rattle New Zealand
A vehicle drives through water on Ferry Road near Sumner after two earthquakes, a magnitude 6.0 and 5.5, struck on June 13, 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand. The aftershocks have followed four months after the major earthquake which hit the city on February 22, 2011 resulting in the deaths of 181 people (Getty Images)