Strong earthquake strikes off New Zealand

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 15:51

Invercargill: A strong earthquake has struck off the coast of New Zealand`s South Island, but there are no reports of damage or injuries and no tsunami warning has been issued.

The 6.1-magnitude quake struck Thursday 126 miles (203 kilometres) west of New Zealand`s southernmost city, Invercargill, at a depth of 11 miles (18 kilometres).

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre did not issue an alert.
A devastating quake ravaged the New Zealand city of Christchurch last year, killing 182 people.

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First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 15:51

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