The 5.6-magnitude earthquake occurred on Monday New Zealand near Blenheim In the South Island at a depth of 30 km, the state seismological observatory Geonet reported.

An earthquake witness who lives in Wellington, the country’s capital, told Reuters he was shocked. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

New Zealand It is located on a seismically active area “ring of fire”40,000 km arc of volcanoes and ocean trenches circles much of the Pacific Ocean.

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