A 6.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the south coast

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded off the south coast

The US Geological Survey announced that it recorded an earthquake south of New Zealand on Wednesday.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) announced that an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale was recorded on Wednesday off New Zealand. New Zealand authorities issued no tsunami warning and reported no immediate damage.

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The USGS said the quake occurred at 4:21 a.m. (Paris time) at a depth of 33 kilometers near the Auckland Islands, a small, almost uninhabited archipelago 450 kilometers from New Zealand’s South Island.

According to a council official in Invercargill, the nearest town, the earthquake was not felt and there was no damage to infrastructure.

Lying on the boundary of two major tectonic plates, New Zealand is prone to earthquakes. In February 2011, a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Christchurch, the country’s second-largest city in the South Island, killed 185 people and injured thousands, six months after the 7.1-magnitude earthquake caused no deaths but caused extensive damage at the same time. Region. .

Original article published on BFMTV.com

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