5.0 earthquake hits New Zealand's lower South Island

10:29, March 14, 2010      

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An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale struck in Fiordland, New Zealand's lower South Island, on Sunday morning, causing no casualties or damages.

The quake, occurred at 08:55 a.m. local time (19:55 GMT Saturday), was centered 80 km west of Te Anau at a focal depth of 7 km, New Zealand's Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science reported.

It was likely to have been felt in Fiordland and possibly western Southland.

Source:Xinhua
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