Earthquake rattles New Zealand
A quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale jolts parts of South Island in New Zealand.world Updated: Oct 24, 2007 12:28 IST
A quake measuring 5.1 on the Richter Scale jolted parts of South Island in New Zealand on Wednesday. No casualties or damage was reported.
According to GeoNet, New Zealand's national earthquake monitor network, the quake that struck at 2.12 pm local time (0112 GMT) was centred 20 km east of Reefton at a depth of nine km.
It would have been felt throughout the northern part of South Island and could have caused minor damages in the Reefton area, said GeoNet.