13:56 GMT02 March 2021
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    A 5.8-magnitude earthquake on Friday struck New Zealand’s coast, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Tremors were registered at 15:02 GMT.

    The epicenter was located about 50 miles north-east of Raoul Island at the depth of approximately 61 miles.

    No information about the damage or casualties was immediately available.

    Parts of New Zealand lie on the so-called Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped string of volcanoes around the Pacific Rim, where about 90 percent of the world's quakes occur.

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