Moderate earthquake rocks New Zealand’s North Island; no damage or injuriesBy AP
Friday, September 24, 2010
Moderate quake rocks New Zealand’s North Island
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — A magnitude 5.6 earthquake has rocked New Zealand’s North Island. No damage or injuries have been reported.
Monitoring agency GNS says Friday’s quake was centered at a depth of 120 miles (200 kilometers) near the township of Tokoroa, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) south of Auckland.
On Sept. 4, a magnitude 7.1 quake hit Christchurch on South Island, toppling some buildings and causing two serious injuries.
Seismologists say aftershocks from that earthquake are continuing but Friday’s quake was probably not related.