6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off New Zealand Coast

Landscapes of  New Zealand

A strong 6.0-magnitude struck Monday almost 90 miles off a remote New Zealand island, the US Geological Survey reported.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The shallow quake occurred at the depth of 6.2 miles southeast of the Kermadec Islands in the South Pacific.

No information about the damage or casualties was immediately available.

Parts of New Zealand lie on the so-called Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped string of volcanoes around the Pacific Rim, where about 90 percent of the world’s quakes occur.

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