Author: Associated Press.
The quake’s epicenter was 100 miles (161 kilometers) west of Invercargill, off
the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island at a depth of 21 miles (33
kilometers). It hit at 0922 GMT today, the USGS said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii sent an e-mail alert warning of a
possible tsunami in New Zealand.
The quake was felt widely across South Island, where the earthquake was
Police in the town of Tuatapere on South Island said they had reports of minor
cracks in buildings and stock falling from supermarket shelves.
However, no reports of serious damage or injuries have been received so far,
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