Officials are today checking for damage after a huge earthquake rocked parts of the South Island last night. - New Zealand Herald
- Associated Press
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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurs near the town of Kaikoura on the South Island of New Zealand.
2005 Sumatran earthquake: An earthquake of moment magnitude 8.7 is reported off the west coast of North Sumatra, likely an aftershock of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Concerned about the threat of a tsunami, emergency evacuations begin in Malaysia, Thailand, and Sri Lanka, although no significant tsunami activity is reported. Indonesia's vice-president reports up to 2,000 deaths
The death toll of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Sulawesi, Indonesia, rises to 1,649. More than 265 are missing.
The confirmed death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 1,571.
The confirmed death toll from an earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia has risen to 1,407.