Registered: Jan 2003
Local time: 05:39 PM
Strong Earthquake Rattles New Zealand's South Island
|A strong earthquake shook New Zealand's South Island on Tuesday but there were no reports of injuries or major damage, officials and witnesses said.
The Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences said the tremor, measuring 7.2 on the open-ended Richter Scale, struck at 9:26 a.m. (3:26 p.m. EST Monday).