Sunday, 09 May 2021 11:30 GMT

Moderate earthquake hits New Zealand's east sea

( MENAFN ) On Monday, Apr. 5 a-6.1 magnitude quake struck New Zealand's east sea and was extensively sensed in the North Island.

GeoNet, the nation's geological hazard information center, noted that the earthquake happened at 7:37 p.m. local time in the East Cape Region, 120 km east of Te Araroa at a deepness of 33 km.

GeoNet noted it had got over 7,800 felt reports.

During March, three severe earthquakes hit the sea off the coast of the North Island, which led to a tsunami alert on the coast.

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