5.4-MAGNITUDE QUAKE HITS NEW ZEALAND

BEIJING — An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale jolted 122 km south of Raoul Island, New Zealand at 21:29 GMT on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said.

The epicenter, with a depth of 17.96 km, was initially determined to be at 30.3739 degrees south latitude and 177.9706 degrees west longitude. PNA/Xinhua/northboundasia.com