November 2016: Earthquake, Tsunami in New Zealand

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff

U.S. News | Disasters & Science News

Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of November 2016.

Earthquake, Tsunami in New Zealand
Image of closed roads in New Zealand
On Nov. 14, 2016, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hits central New Zealand, causing aftershocks—including a 6.2 quake—and triggering a tsunami. The earthquake destroys roads, buildings, bridges, and causes landslides. Along with infrastructure damage, the earthquake kills 2 people. Prime Minister John Key states, "It's just utter devastation." This is the largest earthquake to hit New Zealand since 2009, also a 7.8.
Photo source: David Alexander/SPNA via AP
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