6.5 magnitude earthquake shakes New Zealand, some damage

Posted on July 21, 2013 • Filed under: Natural Disaster, New Zealand

bbc.co.uk reported that a minute-long earthquake has shaken New Zealand, halting trains and damaging Wellington’s parliament building. The 6.5-magnitude tremor was centred 35 miles (57 km) off the coast south of the capital at a depth of 6.3 miles, said the US Geological Survey. But while some structural damage and power cuts were reported, officials said there was no risk of a tsunami. The quake hit at 17:09 (05:09 GMT) and was felt as far north as Auckland. Read Article

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