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Strong 6.3-quake jolts New Zealand

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WELLINGTON - A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand Monday, swaying buildings and spilling goods from shelves, but authorities said there were no immediate reports of major damage. 

The quake, which struck at 3.52pm (9.52 Thai time), was centred in the North Island about 115 kilometres northeast of the capital Wellington, according to the US Geological Survey.

The tremor hit at a depth of 27 kilometres and was widely felt throughout the North and South islands. It was followed by a series of smaller aftershocks.

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