Friday, 2 September 2016

Powerful earthquake hits north-east New-Zealand coast

Posted by Anup Baral September 2nd, 2016 : According to the US Geological Survey, a 7.1 Magnitude earthquake struck early Friday morning off the coast of New Zealand. USGS geophysicist John Bellini said in a statement that the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued a warning, but a "very small" tsunami was confirmed to have the northern coast of New Zealand. The quake which occurred 19 miles beneath the Earth's surface, struck 352 miles northeast of Wellington, New Zealand. It was also said to be powerful enough to wake up residents in the city of Auckland as well.
A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck off the coast of New Zealand on Friday, the US Geological Survey said. The quake hit 169 km northeast of Gisborne, New Zealand, the USGS said and had a depth of 30 km.

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