Floods triggered by two powerful earthquakes have damaged streets and buildings in the Christchurch suburbs of Parklands

Though there were no reports of large-scale casualties, many buildings were damaged and electricity and telecommunication lines were down.

"Inevitably. it would have caused damage to structures. We hope it hasn't unsettled any rock falls," Mayor Bob Parker said.

The authorities are still in the process of assessing the extent of damage.

Have a look at the latest pictures of the damage coming out of New Zealand:

Aftershocks from the magnitude-5.8 earthquake that hit Virginia last summer continue to rattle the state. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 3.2 magnitude aftershock hit Louisa, Va. at 6:39 p.m. Monday.Reuters
Road collapses and sinkholes claimed a number of vehicles.Reuters
Darryl Freeman shovels melted rock away from the front of his house in the Christchurch suburb of Parklands.Reuters
Sewerage from broken drains floods a street in Parklands.Reuters
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The Christchurch earthquakes caused widespread damage.Reuters
A motorcyclist rides through mud and silt thrown up by the tremors in New Zealand.Reuters