New Zealand hit by quake

2012-07-21 08:42

Wellington - A strong earthquake has struck off the east coast of New Zealand, but there were no immediate reports of any injuries or damage.

The US Geological Survey says the magnitude-5.8 tremor struck on Saturday off the east coast of the North Island at a depth of 20km.

New Zealand is prone to earthquakes. In February 2011, a strong quake in Christchurch killed 185 people and destroyed much of the city's downtown area.

  • candice.matthysechristians - 2012-07-21 09:11

    Spelling check very important....even for article headings....

      SarcasticAgnostic - 2012-07-21 09:53

      new-zeakland, hehe.

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-07-21 10:30

    Excellent reporting... we know NZ has earthquakes and we know ChCh was hit. Ch Ch is also in the SOUTH ISLAND and this quake hit the NORTH ISLAND, surely a better stock image could be found that is relevant?

  • danie.antwerpen - 2012-07-21 11:58

    No reports of damage but the stock pic is a building that are damaged...

  • oomkrummel.krummel - 2012-07-21 12:51

    Who do they blame for these disasters..? They can’t blame the whites nor apartheid...must be a strange feeling being

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