It sent shock waves into its capital city of Wellington, according to the USGS.
Reuters reported that the quakes epicenter was between the country’s two large islands at a depth of 147 miles.
According to the New Zealand Herald residents across the country felt long rumblings. A spokesman from the Fire department has stated that there have been no reports of major damage nor loss of life.
Other earthquake reporting agencies claim the quakes magnitude registered at 6.2