Magnitude 6 quake jolts New Zealand

A strong earthquake shook New Zealand’s South Island on Wednesday. According to GeoNet, ‘a magnitude 6.0 earthquake with strong shaking has occurred at 9:14 a.m. (local time).’ ‘The earthquake was 11 km. deep and located within 45 km. north of Geraldine and felt widely throughout the Canterbury region,’ GeoNet said in a statement. There were no reports of any damage. ‘The quake was centered in the Rangitata Gorge area where two identified active faults meet – the Ben McLeod Fault and the Lake Heron Fault,’ said GeoNet, which monitors geological hazards in New Zealand. ‘This area has no known historical quakes above magnitude 5,’ it added.

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