New Zealand hit by 5.7-magnitude earthquake

New Zealand’s North Island was struck by a 5.7-magnitude earthquake on Thursday morning, but there were no initial reports of damage.

The country’s earthquake monitoring website GeoNet said the earthquake was centred 100 kilometres off the east coast near the small township of Te Araroa at a depth of 25 kilometres.

The quake hit just after 10am local time (2200GMT Wednesday) and was felt by residents throughout the North Island, including in the capital city Wellington more than 500 kilometres away.

Authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami.

Last update: Thu, 01/09/2016 - 22:19
Author: 

View the discussion thread.

Related

More from World

Turkish police detain member of parliament from pro-Kurdish party

Turkish police detained on Thursday Huda Kaya, a member of parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party...

120 civilians killed in airstrikes on Iraqi town, MP says

Airstrikes on an Iraqi town held by the Islamic State extremist militia have killed 120 civilians, an Iraqi member...

Biggest clash in months kills 7 drug smugglers in northern Thailand

A clash between Thailand's border guards and armed drug smugglers in Chiang Mai's Mae Ai district killed seven on...

Monitor: Nearly 500 civilians killed in Aleppo in past month

Nearly 500 civilians have been killed in both government-controlled and rebel-held Aleppo since the middle of...

Report: Turkey starts operation against high-ranking Gulen followers

Turkish police began an operation Thursday to arrest a number of high-ranking followers of preacher Fethullah Gulen...