Thursday, 1 September 2016

7.1 magnitude quake jolts New Zealand

WELLINGTON: A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked New Zealand early Friday (Sep 2), the US Geological Survey said.

The tremor was estimated at a depth of around 30 kilometres, some 167 kilometres from Gisborne - off the coast of the country's north island - according to the agency.

- AFP/de

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