A 5.3 magnitude earthquake that struck New Zealand’s Cook Strait last night rattled buildings in Wellington and was felt by people 141 miles away according to Geoscience Australia and Sky News.
Reports say the quake was 11 miles beneath Cook Strait and 18 miles east of Seddon.
However, New Zealand’s earthquake monitoring agency, Geonet, reported that the earthquake was of the 4.9 magnitude. It classified the earthquake’s intensity as strong.
According to Epoch Times, the earthquake struck at 10:56 p.m. August 1 Sydney time.
Reports say the quake was followed by a 4.1 aftershock.
Almost 2000 people reportedly registered on the Geonet website to say they felt the shaking according to Sky News.
Reports say the area has been almost constantly rattled by earthquakes and aftershocks after last month’s 6.5 magnitude earthquake that struck July 19.
By Perviz Walji