Tuesday, December 23, 2014   

Earthquake jolts New Zealand
(01-20 11:53)

A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand, swaying buildings and spilling goods from shelves, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of major damage.
The quake, which struck at 3:52pm local time, was centered in the North Island about 115 kilometers northeast of the capital Wellington, according to the US Geological Survey.
The tremor hit at a depth of 27 kilometers and was widely felt throughout the North and South islands. It was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.—AFP

   
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