Earthquake: 6.4 quake felt near Ngunguru, New Zealand

Earthquake: 6.4 quake felt near Ngunguru, New Zealand
Location of the epicenter of Wednesday morning’s quake near Ngunguru, New Zealand.

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake was reported Wednesday morning at 12:01 a.m. Pacific time 563 miles from Ngunguru, New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was farther than 100 miles from a city.

In the last 10 days, there have been eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.


Find out what to do before, and during, an earthquake near you by reading our five-step guide to coping with natural disasters.

This story was automatically generated by Quakebot, a computer application that monitors the latest earthquakes detected by the USGS. A Times editor reviewed the post before it was published. If you’re interested in learning more about the system, visit our list of frequently asked questions.

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