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Reporter interviewed as second Christchurch quake hits

Two strong earthquakes have rocked the New Zealand city of Christchurch, closing the airport and sending residents rushing from buildings.

The first 5.8 quake struck at 1358 local time (0058 GMT), the US Geological Survey said.

Belinda McCammon, a reporter from Radio New Zealand, was being interviewed on Radio 5 live Up All Night when the second quake struck.

It comes 10 months after swathes of the city were destroyed by another quake which killed 180 people.

Up All Night broadcasts daily 0100 to 0500 on Radio 5 live.

To hear other 5 live highlights, please visit the best bits page.

  • 23 Dec 2011
  • From the section World