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5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes northern New Zealand

5.5 magnitude earthquake strikes northern New Zealand

An earthquake of magnitude 5.5 occurred on the North Island (New Zealand), on November 30, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center.

The event took place at 10:47 GMT (13:47 Moscow time, 23:47 local time). The source of the earthquake, according to preliminary data, was at a depth of 2 km.

Approximately 20 kilometers from the epicenter is the city of Taupo, with a population of about 25 thousand people. The large city of Tauranga, where more than 100 thousand people live, is also located 130 kilometers away.

The epicenter is located roughly in the center of the island, which is home to about three-quarters of New Zealanders.

There were no reports of damage. Visitors to the center’s site from Taupo reported feeling a sharp, violent jolt.