WELLINGTON, December 26. In one of the cities in New Zealand today, an earthquake of magnitude 4.9. According to local authorities, the earthquake occurred at one of the shops of New Year gifts of Christchurch. It clarifies the BBC, referring to the Associated Press, at the time the building was a few dozen customers.
Following the earthquake, no one was hurt, but several buildings were damaged. Note, the last time in New Zelanii earthquake magnitude 5.4 occurred on 28 November. The epicenter of earthquake was located 10 km north-west of Masterton at a depth of 30 km. We also add that each year in New Zealand and the surrounding Pacific waters is fixed to 14 thousand earthquakes.