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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.