CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) - Experts are warning that another powerful earthquake could hit New Zealand in the coming days.
More than 100 aftershocks have rattled the city of Christchurch since it was heavily damaged by a powerful earthquake on Saturday. The 7.1 quake smashed buildings and homes, wrecked roads and knocked out power. But no one was killed, and only two serious injuries were reported.
Overnight, about 20 aftershocks rocked the city, including two of magnitude 5.4. Quake experts say that will likely continue for several weeks.
Prime Minister John Key has called off a nine-day trip to Britain and France, citing the "instability" of the quake zone." Key says about 100,000 of the region's 160,000 homes had sustained some damage, and he expects the damage will set back New Zealand's economic recovery.