Magnitude-6.0 earthquake strikes off NZ
Updated 7 minutes ago
Map: New Zealand
A magnitude-6.0 earthquake struck off New Zealand’s North Island this afternoon.
The US Geological Survey reported it was centred 205 kilometres deep and about 300 kilometres north-east of Auckland.
The tremor, which stuck about 5:15pm (local tme) was not widely felt and there are no reports of damage or injury.
A shallow magnitude-6.3 quake devastated Christchurch in February last year, leaving 185 people dead.
New Zealand is on the boundary of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates, and experiences up to 15,000 tremors a year.