|New Earthquakes in Australia, New Zealand|
Earthquakes hit both New Zealand and Australia on Saturday, April 16. The New Zealand earthquake hit the city of Christchurch, which has suffered two major quakes in the last year. The Australia earthquake was centered in a rural area in the state of Queensland.There were no reports of significant damage in either country.
IFSA-Butler's students in these countries were not affected by Saturday's earthquakes, as our closest program in Australia was 80 miles away from the epicenter, and our program in Christchurch was evacuated earlier in the year due to the aftermath of the February 22 earthquake.