5.9-magnitude earthquake hits New Zealand

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A 5.9-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand's North Island early Sunday.

According to GeoNet, which monitors seismic activity in New Zealand, the earthquake struck out at sea about 50 km north-west of Te Kaha at a depth of 115 km.

It was initially rated as 5.3-magnitude but has been upgraded to 5.9-magnitude. 

There were no immediate reports of injury or damage to property.

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