6.2-Magnitude Quake Shakes New Zealand’s North Island


0  Updated at 6:16 am, July 3rd, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Antenna Audio, Inc./Getty Images(WELLINGTON, New Zealand) — A 6.2-magnitude earthquake rattled the western coast of New Zealand’s North Island on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The agency said the tremor struck 35 miles south southwest of Opunake and had a depth 146.7 miles.  The quake was originally recorded as having a magnitude of 7.0, but was later downgraded.

So far, there have been no reports of injuries or damage.

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