Mild earthquake hits New Zealand

 An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale jolted New Zealand`s Wanganui region Wednesday, a media report said.

IANS| Updated: Sep 17, 2014, 12:45 PM IST

Wellington: An earthquake measuring 3.9 on the Richter scale jolted New Zealand`s Wanganui region Wednesday, a media report said.

The tremor hit the region at 7.28 am, New Zealand Herald reported citing GNS Science, New Zealand`s leading provider of Earth, geoscience and isotope research and consultancy services.

The epicentre of the quake was 30 km south-west of Wanganui.