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Strong earthquake near New Zealand

An intense earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck the Kermadec Islands.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2007 13:34 IST

An intense earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale struck the Kermadec Islands Wednesday, the Hong Kong Observatory said.

The epicentre was initially determined at 29.5 degrees south latitude and 177.8 degrees west longitude, about 1,470 km from Wellington, capital of New Zealand.

First Published: Jan 31, 2007 13:33 IST