Earthquake in New Zealand rattles Wellington, south island; aftershocks continue

July 22, 2013 (WELLINGTON, New Zealand)

A 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit New Zealand on Sunday. Water mains broke, windows were smashed and power lines came down. Engineers are going through the city to make sure buildings are safe.

Aftershocks continue for hundreds of miles from the center of the New Zealand earthquake. Many people wonder if the tremors could be warnings leading up to the big one.

The scary moments were caught on camera in one newsroom, where people can be seen ducking for cover as the ground shakes.

The U. S. Geological Service said the epicenter of the quake was about 35 miles south of Wellington.

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