M 6.2 – COOK STRAIT, NEW ZEALAND – 2012-07-03 10:36 UTC
Source parameters reviewed by a seismologist
A 6.2 magnitude earthquake has struck off the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island, the US Geological Survey says.
A large earthquake has rocked New Zealand’s North Island but no damage has been reported.
The long, rumbling 6.5-magnitude quake struck around 2035 AEST, 60km southwest of Opunake in Taranaki at depth of 257km, GNS Science said.
A Fire Service central communications spokesman told AAP there were a number of calls but no reports of damage.
The quake was felt hundreds of kilometres away in Christchurch.
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