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13 June 2011, 12:52
A series of strong earthquakes have hit New Zealand, four months after a big quake killed more than 180 people.
A magnitude 5.5 tremor rattled the city of Christchurch at 1pm local time sending people fleeing from buildings.
Several people have been injured and up to 50,000 homes are now without power.
Heart’s been speaking to Anna Taylor who’s a teacher in Christchurch. She’s been telling us that she was teaching when the tremors struck but no massive damage was caused to the school and everyone was able to get out of the building safely.
28 year old Anna has family in Milton Keyes and says it was a bit of a struggle to let them know she was ok:
“I haven’t been affected by power but my dad has lost power and they don’t think it will come back on until tomorrow morning. The phone networks went down for a while and I was unable to call but we were able to text but they weren’t always going through. So the communications were a bit higgledy-piggledy but we eventually made contact a couple of hours after the shakes.”