18:32 GMT +320 November 2017
Live
    Earthquake

    Magnitude 5.2 Earthquake Hits New Zealand's South Island

    © AFP 2017/ Richter magnitude scale
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    173544

    A 5.2-magnitude earthquake occurred 15 kilometers (9 miles) north-west of the town of Culverden in New Zealand’s South Island, the country's official earthquake monitoring service GeoNet Science said Sunday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The "severe" earthquake hit the coast of the country's North Canterbury region at 9:18 a.m. local time (20:18 GMT on Saturday) at a depth of 9 kilometers, the GeoNet Science reported.

    A total of eight aftershocks classified as "weak" were detected on North Canterbury’s coast following the "severe" tremor, the monitoring service added.

    According to the country's media, there were no reports of damages or major injuries caused by earthquakes.

    Related:

    Death Toll From Philippines Earthquake Rises to 15
    Philippines Earthquake Kills at Least 3
    Eastern Philippines Hit by 6.5-Magnitude Earthquake – US Geological Survey
    Southwest of Pakistan Hit by 6.4-Magnitude Earthquake
    Tags:
    earthquake, GeoNet Science, New Zealand
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment