An earthquake with a strength of 6.7 has Tuesday New Zealand affected. The earthquake happened around 15.14 hours local time (3.14 hours in Belgium) and took a half a minute.
The epicentre was at a depth of approximately 200 km in the near Taumarunui, a town in the centre of the North island. According to the authorities, there is no major damage. New Zealand lies on the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, the geologically most active region on earth.
The quake was felt in homes and offices. The parliament in Wellington, about 360 km away in the south of the North island, stopped briefly in his seat. The British prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, who is currently in Auckland to stay, some 300 kilometers north of the epicenter, would the earthquake never noticed. New Zealand is the last stop of the princely couple on a two week trip in the Pacific region.