There were no immediate reports of major damage and no tsunami warning.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck Sunday under the Cook Strait 57 kilometers (35 miles) southwest of Wellington. It was 10 kilometers (6 miles) underground.
Alleged fraudster visits Austrian police, arrested
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