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BREAKING: Magnitude-6.3 Earthquake Rocks New Zealand

A major earthquake rocked New Zealand on Friday afternoon.

The magnitude-6.3 temblor struck at 3:36 p.m. local time (11:36 p.m. EST), GeoNet reported.

Its epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) southeast of St. Arnaud, New Zealand, and struck at a depth of 52 km (32 miles).

The quake was felt in Wellington and Christchurch, according to the United States Geological Survey.

No major damage was reported, media reports from the country show.

Two other earthquakes, magnitudes 4.0 and 3.8 respectively, occurred within 10 minutes of the major shock, GeoNet reported.