Aftershocks likely after 6.2 quake hits New Zealand

Kris Faafoi and Sarah Stuart-Black from Civil Defence hold a media stand-up on this afternoon's quake. Photo: RNZ / Gia Garrick

A STRONG, deep 6.2-magnitude earthquake that hit 20 km south of Taumarunui has been felt around New Zealand. The quake, which struck at 3.13pm, was a magnitude 6.2, although it was centered at a depth of 207km. GNS Science duty seismologist Lara Bland warned local residents to expect aftershocks. Ms Bland said longer, rolling quakes […]

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