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Powerful earthquake hits New Zealand

Search for survivors after earthquake in New Zealand

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A powerful earthquake has hit New Zealand and it's the biggest natural disaster in the country for 80 years.

The quake has killed at least 65 people and injured many others. Rescue workers are now trying to free the people that are still trapped in the rubble.

It happened on the South Island of New Zealand and hit the city of Christchurch the hardest.

Ricky has been finding out more...