Earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred in New Zealand

Earthquake in New ZealandEarthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred in the south of New Zealand, reported at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
According to the service, the tremors have been recorded in 10.42 local time (12.42 MSK). The earthquake lies at a depth of 10.1 kilometers. The epicenter was located 26 kilometers south-east of the second largest city in New Zealand, Christchurch.
Information on casualties or damage were reported.
The devastating earthquake of February 22 is almost completely flattened the center of Christchurch. Many buildings were destroyed, the central cathedral, several areas are uninhabitable. According to seismologists, the epicenter of the 6.3 magnitude earthquake was located in the vicinity of the city. Hearth tremors occur at a depth of four kilometers. More than 240 people were killed or missing in the quake.
Economic damage caused by an earthquake, estimated at $ 15 billion. Prime Minister John Key described the earthquake as "the most tragic event."

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