Wellington: A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale rocked Gisborne city of New Zeland on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGC) said. The epicentre of the quake was at a depth of 10.0 km. It was initially determined to be at 37.5205 degrees south latitude and 179.6745 degrees east longitude. No casualties were reported in the earthquake.

On March 4, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.9 on the Richter Scale jolted Gisborne, New Zealand. Also Read - Earthquake of Magnitude 3.2 Hits Shillong in Meghalaya: NCS

In 2011, a magnitude 6.3 quake hit the city of Christchurch, killing 185 people and destroying much of its downtown. Also Read - Earthquake of 5.8 Magnitude Hits Japan's Chiba