Wellington to re-open for business tomorrow, one-in-five chance of a ‘big one’ this week

Mon, 22 Jul 2013

By Paul McBeth July 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand’s capital city will be open for business tomorrow after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake hit the Cook Strait, while scientists say there’s a one-in-five chance of a similar-size temblor this week. Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown told a media briefing today it will be up to employers to determine whether their staff should come in. Portions of the city were closed and train services suspended after a swarm of quakes off the coast near Seddon in the upper South Island that topped out with a magni...

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