5.9 magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand’s Milford Sound

Here’s the epicentre of that shallow 5.9 magnitude earthquake, as recorded by Geonet. Just off the coast of Milford Sound.

The country is located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire and is not new to such powerful quakes. The largest quake hit Christchurch city, with a 6.2 measured magnitudinal scale which left 185 people dead and more than 1,500 injured.

Currently, there is no update on damages or casualties reported due to the quake.

SOURCE: Sputnik News

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