6.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits New Zealand:
After Cyclone Gabrielle, New Zealand faced yet another disastrous natural calamity.
- An earthquake of 6.1 Ritcher shook the country.
- The epicentre was at a depth of 57.4 km and 50 km from Paraparaumu.
- According to the US Geological Survey, the epicentre was right at the Cook Strait.
- The strait divides the two main landmasses of the country. No tsunami warnings were issued.
- As Turkey earthquake was caused by the pushing of African and Asian plates against the Eurasian plate.
- This means there were significant movements in the African plate.
- The Australian plate adjoins the African plate. So does the Indian plate.
- Experts believe that the recent Sikkim earthquake and the New Zealand earthquake may have common connections with the Turkey earthquake.