Quake measuring 6.3 strikes NZ's north island

by Reuters
Monday, 20 January 2014 03:07 GMT

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SYDNEY, Jan 20 (Reuters) - An earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude struck New Zealand's north island on Monday, 63 km (40 miles) southeast of the town of Palmerston, the U.S. Geological Society said.

The quake, at a depth of 29 km (18 miles), hit at 0252 GMT.

(Reporting by Michael Perry)