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Tragedy strikes New Zealand and the Netherlands

People from around the world mourned with Christchurch, New Zealand after the mass shooting.

Maia Berthier, Staff Writer

March 19, 2019

On Sunday, March 15, an armed gunman entered the Al Noor Mosque and Linwood Islamic center in Christchurch, New Zealand, murdering 50 people and injuring 50 others. This catastrophe was horrifying for New Zealand and for people around the world as well. Unfortunately, three days later, a shooter entered...

Earthquake in New Zealand

7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes in New Zealand, resulting in devastating consequences.

Natalia Torres, Staff Writer

December 9, 2016

On Nov. 14, tragedy struck in a country that is usually out of the limelight.  Kaikoura, a city in New Zealand constantly bustling with tourism, experienced a 7.8 magnitude earthquake, followed by over 1,500 aftershocks in two days, killing two and injuring an indefinite amount of others.  The city...

198 Whales Found Stranded in New Zealand

Beach strandings occur every once in a while, but scientists are still investigating the cause of this shocking occurrence.

Mariam Ahumada, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

On Friday, Feb. 13, more than 80 rescuers and volunteers attempted to save nearly 200 pilot whales stranded in the shallow waters of Farewell Spit beach. During the task of refloating the survivors, an average of 24 whales from the pod of 198 were found dead. Although 80 people were assisting, between...

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