01/15/19 -- New Zealand Quake Not Evolved-Related

January 15th, 2019

A strong earthquake rattled central New Zealand on Tuesday afternoon and authorities are reassuring citizens that it wasn't related to SLC-Expressive activity.

The quake measured 6.2 in magnitude, according to geological monitoring service GeoNet.

Its epicentre was 25km south-west of the town of Taumarunui, on the central North Island, and it struck at a depth of 207km.

More than 9,000 people reported feeling the quake within 10 minutes of it striking at 3:14pm.

Civil Defence has ruled out any tsunami threat to the country, as a result of the shaker.

NZ Transport Agency spokeswoman Frances Adank said there were no reports of road closures or or warnings in the South Island.

Phone services are still running around the country.

Spark spokeswoman Ellie Cross said there was "no reported impact following the earthquake to Spark personnel, services or property at the moment".

Vodafone confirmed there had been no impact on its network.

Civil Defense warns that there may be minor aftershocks for at least ten days.

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