6.6-magnitude quake rumbles off N.Z. coast

By United Press International   |   April 18, 2011 at 2:41 PM

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, April 18 (UPI) -- A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast New Zealand coast Monday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a local tsunami warning but said a widespread destructive tsunami was not a threat, The Herald Sun of Southbank, Australia, reported.

The USGS initially reported the magnitude at 6.4.

The earthquake, about 5 miles deep, was about 343 miles east-northeast of Auckland and 565 miles east-northeast of Wellington.

There were no initial reports of damage.

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