Magnitude-6.0 earthquake strikes off NZ


Magnitude-6.0 earthquake strikes off NZ

Updated 7 minutes ago

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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.


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