5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred today in the North Island of New Zealand.
The epicenter of earthquake was near Hawkes Bay, 20 km to the west of Porangahau, hearth lies at a depth of 30 km. Information on casualties or damage have been reported yet, according to ITAR-TASS.Every year in New Zealand and the surrounding Pacific waters is fixed to 14,000 earthquakes. Magnitude only 20% of them exceeds that in 5.0. However, due to the great depth of the epicenters of seismic tremors, usually does not lead to serious consequences.