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Earthquake Hits Off New Zealand

An earthquake has struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. The preliminary magnitude was 6.0, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. A tsunami warning has not been issued.. Details from the USGS:

Date-Time:

Friday, November 18, 2011 at 07:51:27 UTC

Friday, November 18, 2011 at 07:51:27 PM at epicenter

Location: 37.558°S, 179.311°E

Depth: 26.8 km (16.7 miles)

Distances from epicenter:

158 km (98 miles) NE of Gisborne, New Zealand

269 km (167 miles) ENE of Rotorua, New Zealand

405 km (251 miles) ESE of Auckland, New Zealand

561 km (348 miles) NE of WELLINGTON, New Zealand

This article will be updated if the event proves significant.

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