Magnitude-5.6 quake jolts New Zealand; no major damage

A magnitude-5.6 earthquake jolted the South Island of New Zealand Monday afternoon, but there were no initial reports of major damage or injuries. The United States Geological Survey put the center of the temblor at 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the town of Wanaka. New Zealand police issued a statement saying that people had reported some instances of broken windows but no major damage. Residents across the South Island reported feeling the quake as a strong, sharp rattle. Fairfax Media reported tourist attraction Puzzling World was evacuated because of the quake. The attraction includes a large maze and rooms of illusion.



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