WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Oct. 9) – Breaking news: Powerful earthquake of 5.5-magnitude jolted city of Christchurch Sunday evening.
|Strong Earthquake Struck Christchurch (New Zealand) Sunday Evening |
The 12 km deep earthquake was earlier mentioned as 4.7-magnitude by GNS Science.
The quake struck earthquake-rattled city of Christchurch at about 8:30 p.m. and there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries.
Christchurch has been hit frequently by tremors for more than one year now, including a shattering quake of 6.1-magnitude that killed 181 people, on February 22 this year, and destroyed most of the city's downtown.
The latest earthquake was the strongest since June 2011.