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5.6-magnitude quake hits 74 km off New Zealand

Wellington : An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted 74km off Castlepoint, New Zealand, on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicentre, with a depth of 10km, was initially determined to be at 40.5957 degrees south latitude and 177.0091 degrees east longitude, Xinhua reported.

No casualties have been been reported so far.

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