Earthquake measuring 6.2 strikes New Plymouth in New Zealand

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 30 October 2018, 09:05 AM
Earthquake measuring 6.2 strikes New Plymouth in New Zealand
Earthquake measuring 6.2 strikes New Plymouth in New Zealand

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale struck the city of New Plymouth in New Zealand, said the USGS as reported by news agency ANIThe earthquake was felt by residents as far as the South Island.

Residents across the capital Wellington and in the city of New Plymouth were rattled by the 207km-deep tremor. It was centred 25 km southwest of Taumarunui and described as strong, according to GeoNet.

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirmed the earthquake south-west of Taumarunui and warned residents to keep an eye on updates.

First Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 08:09 AM
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