• New Zealand: earthquake of 7.4-magnitude hits South Island

A powerful earthquake has struck New Zealand’s South Island, according to US geological experts.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.4 quake hit 59 miles (95km) from Christchurch, which is still recovering from the 2011 earthquake that killed 185 people and destroyed many buildings. New Zealand lies on the notorious Ring of Fire, the line of frequent quakes and volcanic eruptions that circles virtually the entire Pacific rim.

13.11.2016 18:09
Category Environment