Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Magnitude 6.6 Quake Jolts New Zealand

A magnitude-6.6 earthquake has struck off New Zealand's coast, raising fear that a tsunami could follow the powerful tremor.

The US Geological Survey said the quake struck the northeastern coastal areas at 1:02 a.m. local time (1302 GMT) on Monday.

The quake struck around 550 kilometers east of Auckland.'


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