• Strong quake off New Zealand but no damage


    WELLINGTON: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of New Zealand Tuesday, officials said, with minor shaking in the South Island but no damage reported. The quake beneath the ocean was estimated at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles), more than 475 kilometers south of the mainland, the United States Geological Survey said. No tsunami threat was issued. “Based on the information we have there could be light to moderate shaking in the southern South Island,” said Geoscience Australia duty seismologist Greg Breen. Breen added that no damage is expected


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