Magnitude 6.4 quake hits New Zealand

Courtesy USGS


(Eagle News) – A magnitude 6.4 quake struck New Zealand, with the epicenter traced at 140 kilometers northeast of L’Esperance Rock, Wednesday, 3 p.m. Manila time.

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake had a depth of 10 kilometers.

The quake was around 909 kilometers from Ngunguru, Northland, New Zealand.

It was recorded at 7:01 a.m. UTC time (Coordinated Universal Time).

L’Esperance Rock is the southernmost islet in the Kermadec Islands, to the north of New Zealand.

Courtesy USGS website

There had been eight earthquakes with a magnitude greater than 3 in area in the past 10 days.