No damage reported after strong earthquake strikes off New Zealand

November 17, 2014 12:55 AM

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – A strong magnitude-6.7 earthquake that struck off the New Zealand coast Monday morning rattled much of the country but did not result in any initial reports of damage or injuries.

The quake hit 110 miles northeast of the North Island city of Gisborne, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake's epicenter was a relative deep 35 kilometers, according to the agency.

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