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An earthquake shook the "country of the Hobbits"

June 13 2008

Today in New Zealand earthquake of moderate strength. Scientists have measured the quake and its epicenter calculated.

So, according to researchers, an earthquake of magnitude 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred on Friday in the New Zealand region, Bay-of-Plenti in 09.06 am local time. Epicenter of quake was recorded at 10 km south-west of White Island at a depth of 5 km.

The earthquake was significantly across the region-of-the-Bay Plenti, according to local rescuers. No casualties or damage, according to RIA Novosti.

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