Magnitude 6.2 earthquake strikes N. Zealand's south coast
No tsunami threat to New Zealand after quake jolted uninhabited Auckland Islands, authorities say.
The US Geological Survey detected a 6.2-magnitude earthquake off the southern coast of New Zealand, near the completely uninhabited Auckland Islands, on Wednesday.
The epicenter was 33 kilometers below the earth's surface, as per New Zealand's GeoNet monitoring organization. There was no immediate tsunami warning, and no damage was reported on New Zealand's mainland.
However, a city council representative in Invercargill, the nearest significant city, claimed there had been no reports of the earthquake being felt or infrastructural damage.
Last month, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands in New Zealand which is located in the northeast of the country's North Island and southwest of Tonga.