Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Big Pacific quake felt in New Zealand

Apr 18, 2011, 22:49 GMT

Wellington, New Zealand - A massive magnitude-6.4 earthquake recorded early Tuesday in the Pacific Ocean was felt more than 1,600 kilometres away in Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island, news reports said.
Seismologists at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences (GNS) said the quake struck near the Kermadec Island group. It was centred 33 kilometres below the sea, and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no threat of a tsunami.


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