Wellington, New Zealand:
New Zealand’s capital Wellington was swayed by a robust earthquake Wednesday, with residents reporting feeling a sudden jolt and buildings quivering.
The US Geological Survey stated the quake measured 5.7 on the second magnitude scale, with an epicentre within the Cook dinner Strait between the nation’s two major islands.
“An enormous shake there! A magnitude 6.0, 57 km deep, 50 km north-west of Paraparaumu was extensively felt within the North Island,” stated New Zealand’s Civil Defence company.
There have been no fast studies of injury, and no tsunami warning has been issued.
However residents reported feeling the bottom shaking for 10-20 seconds, likening it to a convoy of big vans rolling by.
The quake got here because the cleanup will get underway from a devastating cyclone, which killed 4 folks and brought on widespread injury throughout the North Island.
“It’s already a extremely demanding time for folks — take care of your self and the folks round you,” stated the civil defence company.
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