Earthquake in New Zealand: Quake of Magnitude 6.2 Hits New Plymouth City, No Casualties Reported
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Auckland, October 30: An earthquake measuring 6.2 on Richter scale hit New Zealand early on Tuesday. According to United States Geological Survey (USGS), the massive quake struck near the New Plymouth region of New Zealand. It struck at a depth of 193km about 35km south-west of Taumarunui. The New Plymouth is a city on the west coast of New Zealand’s North Island and is known for its coastal walkway stretching from Bell Block to Port Taranaki.

No reports from local fire and emergency services have been reported so far. Although the tremours were felt throughout the entire nation, no loss of life or damage to property has been reported till now. Earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude Hits Indonesia, Tsunami Warning Issued.

The USGS reported the earthquake hit 39km (24 miles) east of New Plymouth in the east of the country. Reports inform that the quake struck at a depth of 227km (141 miles) at 2.13am GMT. In the wake of the quake, New Zealand's parliament was temporarily suspended. According to reports, Deputy speaker Anne Tolley was in the middle of the debate on a Government Bill when he made the call to suspend Parliament.

On Sunday, a quake of magnitude 5.8 rattled the central and eastern Romania while tremors were also felt in Ukraine, Moldova and Bulgaria. No significant damage was reported. According to a PTI report, the temblor, which lasted for several seconds, occurred at 3:38 am Sunday in the eastern quake-prone region of Vrancea at a depth of 150 kilometers (94 miles), Romania's National Earth Physics Institute said.