6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of New Zealand

Earthquake of magnitude 6.0 occurred on Saturday around the North Island in New Zealand, the website of the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the service, ground level were recorded in 17.16 local time (09.16 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 204 kilometers. The epicenter was located at a distance of 300 km north-east of Auckland.

No casualties or damage were reported.

At the end of February 2011 in the second largest city in New Zealand, Christchurch, a devastating earthquake that almost leveled the center of the city. Many buildings were destroyed, the central cathedral, several areas are uninhabitable. 6.3 magnitude earthquake's epicenter was located in the vicinity of the city. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of four kilometers. According to AFP, the victims of disaster are 185 people. The amount of economic damage amounted to $ 15 billion.

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