Strong 5.9 quake jolts NZ, no injuries reported

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked New Zealand's North Island region of Hawkes Bay, a geological agency reported early Tuesday.


The quake hit late Monday night and was centered 10 kilometers southwest of the city of Hastings, New Zealand geological agency GNS Science reported on its web site. It was followed 10 minutes later by a magnitude-3.5 aftershock. (AP)