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Have there been any natural disasters in the last 10 years in New Zealand?


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July 10, 2014 9:58PM

Definitely. In February 2011, there was the Christchurch earthquake, which killed around 185, making it New Zealand's worst natural disaster in terms of loss of life in 80 years. This was preceded by the Canterbury earthquake in September 2010. Although this earthquake did not cause any loss of life, it was certainly the largest in 80 years to affect a major urban area.