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A 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand. Another earthquake strikes hours later at 6.5-magnitude.

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Moments ago, GEONET reported a 5.7-magnitude earthquake in the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand at a depth of 240.3km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the earthquake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. No tsunami alert has been issued so far.

It is believed that this earthquake is an aftershock of the 8.1 earthquake that struck the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand on March 4, 2021.

UPDATE: Another earthquake of 6.5-magnitude struck South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand, 10 hours after New Zealand was hit by a 5.7-magnitude mentioned in this post. Both earthquakes are believed to be an aftershock of the 8.1-magnitude earthquake that struck last March.

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