Strong Earthquake Hits Off East Coast Of New Zealand

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

earthquake hits off New Zealand

 WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: 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 temblor struck on Saturday off the east coast of the North Island at a depth of 20 kilometers (12 miles).

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.