Earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hits New Zealand

(ORDO NEWS) — This morning, May 25, off the coast of Severny Island, an earthquake of magnitude 5.8 occurred with the epicenter located 30 km from the city of Levin.

Tremors were felt from Auckland to Dunedin, including in the capital of the country – the city of Wellington.

Residents of the city of Levin fully felt the earthquake and, according to them, they have not experienced anything like this here in their entire lives.

The houses were shaking, the earth was shaking. The shaking was such that people could not stay on their feet.

No destruction or casualties were reported, but rail traffic was suspended. Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern at the time of the earthquake gave an interview live, but did not lose her temper.

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