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More than 100 aftershocks followed.
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All my life, I had taken the stillness of the earth for granted, and now I was paying for it. With anxiety and doubt.
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Officials said the quake has no potential to trigger a tsunami.
New Zealand sits on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of seismic faults around the Pacific Ocean.
There were no immediate reports of deaths.
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This isn't the first time an earthquake has been felt in the area.
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Many of the children our teams meet want little more than to just 'be kids' for a few hours. Our staff provide activities, like the chance to draw or play with toys, or an opportunity to join a game or some singing. For the children who are ready and interested, we offer help in keeping up with schoolwork.
"The scientists are all on the same page.''
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A 2.6-magnitude quake was recorded east of Mission.
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