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New Zealand: More than 600 damage claims flood in to Earthquake Commission


A spokeswoman for the Earthquake Commission said they had received more than 600 claims following the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that rattled the lower North Island, Stuff.co.nz reported.

There have been several reports of property damage.

Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd.'s Pahiatua distribution storage center suffered damage from the quake.

A report by natural hazard scientist Graham Leonard said "no part of the New Zealand coastline is free from tsunami hazard."

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