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6.6 magnitude earthquake hits off New Zealand coast

English.news.cn   2014-02-02 18:48:33

WELLINGTON, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) -- A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck the north off New Zealand North Island on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake jolted the New Zealand territory, 705 km northeast of New Zealand North Island town of Whakatane at 10:26 p.m. New Zealand local time (09:26 GMT Sunday) at a depth of 139 km.

No casualties or damages were reported.

No tsunami warning had been issued by the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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