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A 4.8-magnitude earthquake strikes New Zealand.

Image Credit: VolcanoDiscovery

Moments ago, GFZ reported that a 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck the South Pacific Ocean, New Zealand at a depth of 100km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

Based on the preliminary seismic data it is believed that the earthquake did not cause any damage. There was most likely weak shaking in Castlepoint (pop. 1,690) 344km from the epicenter. Other towns might also have felt a very weak shaking.

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