BREAKING: Large Earthquake Strikes off Coast of New Zealand

BREAKING (News Breaking LIVE) — A 5.9-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of New Zealand, according to the USGS.

The earthquake, which was at a depth of about 10 km, struck at about 1:56 p.m. Wednesday local time, or 9:56 p.m. Tuesday ET.

The earthquake was centered 571 miles NE of Ngunguru, New Zealand, or 623 miles NE of Auckland.

Because of the epicenter being so far out at sea, the mainland is not expected to feel the earthquake.

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