5.0 magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of New Zealand

Magnitude 5 earthquake occurred on Saturday east of the coast of the North Island in New Zealand, reported at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

Aftershocks were recorded in 00.54 local time (16.54 MSK). The epicenter was located at 413 kilometers from the city of Gisborne, its center lies at a depth of 10 kilometers.

No casualties or damage were reported.

Passes through New Zealand Pacific "fire zone" — the band of volcanoes and tectonic faults up to 40 thousand kilometers. He circles the Pacific Ocean, passing along the coasts of North and South America to the southern part of Alaska, then turns to Japan, the Philippines and Indonesia, and ends near the island of New Guinea, New Zealand and South West Pacific. It is in the "Ring of Fire" is the vast majority of the known volcanic planet. It happens 90% of all earthquakes in the world.

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