Magnitude 6.2 Quake Hits Off New Zealand's North Island Coast

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Reuters
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Typical rugged coastline of the West Coast

A 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the west coast of New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake was centred 69 miles south-southwest of the town of New Plymouth in the bay between the country's two main islands at a depth of 147 miles, USGS said.

A Reuters witness reported feeling the quake in the capital Wellington.