Magnitude 5.7 earthquake shakes parts of NZ

A strong earthquake has been detected off the east coast of New Zealand’s north island.

The quake, which measured 5.7 on the Richter scale, struck at a depth of 19km offshore of East Cape around 10.00am local time.

Geo Science Australia estimates the tremor could have been felt by people up to 340km away.


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PHOTO: Geoscience Australia | http://www.ga.gov.au/

PHOTO: Geoscience Australia | http://www.ga.gov.au/

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