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Another Earthquake hits Christchurch

Prime Minister John Key has told reporters that the death toll from today’s magnitude 6.3 earthquake stands at 65, and Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker said it could quite possibly double.

Speaking from Christchurch after flying down this afternoon, Mr Key told One News it was likely the quake would prove to be New Zealand’s “darkest day”.

TVNZ reports up to 200 people remained trapped in damaged buildings.

The following footage appeared on YouTube within hours.