Major earthquake in New Zealand

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – According to reports, a major earthquake struck near the west coast of New Zealand on Tuesday morning (6 Jan.). The 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck close to Arthur’s Pass, about 100 km west of Christchurch, just before 7 am local time.

New Zealand’s natural-hazard-monitoring service, identified the quake as “severe” and has warned of more aftershocks. The agency said: “In a typical aftershock sequence, we can expect the largest aftershock to be up to magnitude 5.0.”

No details of damage or casualties have been reported yet.

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