Earthquake With Magnitude of 6.0 Struck New Zealand

By Alan Cheung
Alan Cheung
Alan Cheung
October 29, 2018 Updated: October 29, 2018

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake has hit just North Island, New Zealand, Geoscience Australia reported.

According to the government agency, the earthquake struck at 3:13 p.m. local time on Oct. 30. The epicenter of the quake was 207 kilometers (128 miles) deep, Geonet reported.

Around 15,000 residents all over the country reported tremors from an earthquake that was 25 km south-west of Taumarunui.

The earthquake was felt by people in Christchurch and Wellington.

The incident also occurred during the visit of the royal couple Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They flew to Auckland for their royal tour on Oct. 30, reported.

Alan Cheung