New Zealand Earthquake: 6.1
New-Zealand was struck by a major earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter at a place called Paraparaumu in the northwest. Tremors were felt in several other towns and cities such as Wellington, Palmerston North and Whanganui.
The people of those areas are really scared that the situation like Turkey and Syria may not happen and many other buildings have also been damaged. The event is a stark reminder of how powerful nature can be and that it takes a long time for affected communities to recover from it.
The quake caused strong tremors and tremors were felt in several other areas of the island, including Wellington, the country’s capital, and Palmerston North, a town about 90 miles north of the epicenter.The country has been struck by several devastating earthquakes in recent years, including the deadly Christchurch earthquake in 2011 and the Kaikoura earthquake in 2016, which caused widespread damage and disrupted transport and infrastructure.