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5.1 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand's Rotorua.

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posted on Jun, 18 2009 @ 05:01 AM
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www.chinaview.cn 2009-06-18 08:31:27

WELLINGTON, June 18 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck New Zealand North Island's resort city of Rotoua on Thursday, the GNS Sciences said.

The quake occurred at 05:57 a.m. New Zealand local time (17:57 GMT Wednesday), the New Zealand Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences reported.

The quake's epicenter was located within 5 km of Rotorua at a depth of 170 km. There were no immediate reports of injury or damage.


And this one from March :

'' 0 5.8-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand
DPA March 22nd, 2009 WELLINGTON - An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale shook much of New Zealand’s North Island Sunday.

The quake was centred just off the coast in the Bay of Plenty, about 210 km southeast of Auckland.

Seismologists at GNS Science said the quake was 160 km below the surface, a depth that reduced the risk to population centres.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury. ''
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