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Strong but deep quake rattles New Zealand's North Island
Published in 30-10-2018
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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) A strong but deep earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island on Tuesday afternoon, causing Parliament to be briefly suspended as a precaution. There were no immediate reports of major damage or injuries, and authorities said there was no risk of a tsunami. The magnitude 6.1 quake was centered about 77 kilometers (48 miles) east of the town of New Plymouth. It was at a depth of 227 kilometers (141 miles), according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Deeper quakes are typically less damaging. Thousands of people across the country felt the quake, many as far away as the South Island. The quake did not disrupt an event in Auckland attended by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.