Earthquake in New Zealand - level 1

Earthquake in New Zealand - level 1

19-02-2016 15:00

In New Zealand, there are two big islands. These are the North Island and the South Island. An earthquake hits the South Island.

It hits only 14 kilometres from a city. It hits after 1 p.m. on Sunday. Many people are at the beach. The earthquake is strong. Rocks fall from the cliffs. Luckily, nobody is injured.

In 2011, there was a very strong earthquake there. 185 people died. This area often has earthquakes. This area lies on the Pacific Ring of Fire.

Difficult words: earthquake (when the earth or ground moves), cliff (a wall of rock by the sea), was (past of “is”).

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