Powerful Magnitude 6.3 earthquake strikes New Zealand, Felt in Multiple CitiesBREAKING NEWS – A strong magnitude 6.3 earthquake has hit 40 kilometers off the New Zealand town of Kaikoura, GeoNet reports. Witnesses reported feeling tremors as far as Auckland. The earthquake was clearly felt in the cities of Wellington and Christchurch. The quake centered in Nelson region at the depth of 80 kilometers, according to GeoNet. The US Geological Survey, meanwhile, reported a lower magnitude of 5.9 at the epicenter. There were no immediate reports of any major damage caused by the quake, however, local public transport services were temporarily halted. The power of the earthquake’s tremors knocked off food items from their shelves in the stores and set off alarms. FULL REPORT