15 Sep '11, 8am

6.0-magnitude quake hits off New Zealand coast

WELLINGTON - A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of New Zealand's North Island on Thursday, seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The quake struck at 7:53 pm (0753 GMT) at a depth of 13 kilometres (eight miles), with the epicentre around 500 kilometres northeast of the town of Gisborne. New Zealand, currently hosting the Rugby World Cup, lies on the Pacific "ring of fire", a zone of frequent seismic activity, and is prone to earthquakes. The second largest city, Christchurch, was devastated by a 6.3-magnitude quake in February which killed 181 people, and much of the central area remains cordoned-off. Christchurch, the capital of New Zealand's rugby-mad Canterbury region, had been due to host five World Cup pool matches and two quarter-finals, but the games were rescheduled elsewhere in the aftermath of the quake.

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/vi...

Tweets

6.2-magnitude quake shakes northeast #japan

channelnewsasia.com 15 Sep '11, 8am

TOKYO - An offshore quake with a magnitude of 6.2 shook northeast Japan and swayed buildings in Tokyo on Thursday, but no ...

A strong 6.6-magnitude quake hit off the coast of Japan's Honshu island.

A strong 6.6-magnitude quake hit off the coast ...

asiaone.com 17 Sep '11, 9am

TOKYO - A strong 6.6-magnitude undersea quake and a series of aftershocks hit off the coast of Japan's Honshu island Satur...

6.0-magnitude quake strikes off Vanuatu

channelnewsasia.com 12 Sep '11, 1am

SYDNEY: A shallow 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit off the coast of the South Pacific island of Vanuatu on Monday, the US Geol...

New Zealand teenager gets a 2-year jail sentence for bludgeoning 25 seals to death, including newborn pups

New Zealand teenager gets a 2-year jail sentenc...

straitstimes.com 13 Sep '11, 6am

A New Zealand teenager who admitted bludgeoning to death 25 seals, including newborn pups, was jailed for two years on Tue...

New Zealand funding solar PV plant for Tonga #c...

solarbuzz.com 12 Sep '11, 12am

New Zealand will invest $7.9 million to fund the construction of a 1 Megawatt photovoltaic solar plant in Tonga. The proje...

Happy Feet, the sickly New Zealand penguin that...

todayonline.com 13 Sep '11, 6am

Happy Feet, the Emperor penguin that was found on a New Zealand beach after wandering thousands of kilometres from home, m...

Five dead in Nepal from quake in northeast India

Five dead in Nepal from quake in northeast India

channelnewsasia.com 18 Sep '11, 4pm

KATHMANDU: At least five people were killed in Nepal as a 6.8-magnitude earthquake with its epicentre in northeast India r...

Victims struggle six months on from Japan quake...

channelnewsasia.com 09 Sep '11, 6am

TOKYO: As Japan prepares to mark six months since the March earthquake, tens of thousands remain in temporary housing, mou...

In case you missed this Friday: #Earthquake Str...

treehugger.com 09 Sep '11, 9pm

TreeHugger Mat, who just survived the East coast earthquake of two weeks ago sends his best wishes: My heart goes out to t...

7.1-magnitude quake hits Alaska, local tsunami ...

channelnewsasia.com 02 Sep '11, 11am

WASHINGTON - A major 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska's Aleutian Islands early Friday, triggering a tsunami warning ...

Sustainability Hits the Fast Lane at the Frankfurt Auto Show

Sustainability Hits the Fast Lane at the Frankf...

greenbiz.com 14 Sep '11, 4pm

The new Porsche 911 is 100 pounds lighter than its predecessor. Daimler's Smart Forvision concept -- a hint at the next-ge...

7.1 quake hits Alaska, local tsunami warning issued but no threat of a 'widespread destructive tsunami'

7.1 quake hits Alaska, local tsunami warning is...

straitstimes.com 02 Sep '11, 11am

A major 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Alaska's Aleutian Islands early on Friday, triggering a tsunami warning for the re...

#Asia #Pacific #News 6.6-magnitude quake hits I...

channelnewsasia.com 05 Sep '11, 7pm

JAKARTA: A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the northern part of Indonesia's Sumatra island on Tuesday, the US Geological Surv...

More Hollywood hits coming to town

sinema.sg 10 Sep '11, 8am

More Hollywood hits coming to town Sinema September 10, 2011 Behind the Scenes , Business , Etceteras , Government , Indon...