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Earthquake Of Magnitude 6.1 Strikes New Zealand On Wednesday Evening

On Wednesday, an earthquake of a magnitude of 6.1 on the Richter scale occurred in New Zealand. The earthquake happened 78 km northwest of Lower Hutt, close to Wellington, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC).

According to national seismic monitor Geonet, the shocks were felt at a depth of 48 km (30 miles).

According to the report, Paraparaumu is 50 kilometres from the epicentre of the earthquake.

There were no reports of injuries, fatalities, or property loss as a result of the earthquake.

The “Ring of Fire,” a 40,000-km arc of volcanoes and ocean trenches that encircles much of the Pacific Ocean, is a seismically active region that includes New Zealand.

Nearly ten days have passed since an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 shook Syria and Turkey. The number of fatalities caused by the earthquake has already surpassed 41,000.

Cyclone Gabrielle began to diminish and move away from New Zealand on Wednesday as the nation began to assess the damage brought on by massive flooding, landslides, and powerful winds that claimed three lives.

As it moved down the east coast of the North Island after making landfall in New Zealand on Sunday, the hurricane Gabrielle cut off several communities, blocked highways, and submerged homes.

Due to concerns over shortages, residents in hard-hit areas are currently being advised to practise water and food conservation.

A volunteer firefighter who has been missing since Sunday night as a result of a landslide at a beach community close to Auckland is still being sought after by fire and emergency teams.

Now that the worst of the storms has passed, the weather service Cyclone Gabrielle is currently east of the country and is tracking farther away from the North Island, according to a statement from WeatherWatch.

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