Earthquake rattles New Zealand for the second time in 48 hours

The epicentre was 30km northwest of Levin and at a depth of 32km.
The epicentre was 30km northwest of Levin and at a depth of 32km.PHOTO: USGS

SYDNEY (REUTERS) - A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck the New Zealand city of Levin, near the country's capital Wellington, a day after a 5.8 tremor was recorded in the same area, government seismic monitor Geonet said on Tuesday (may 26).

The epicentre was 30km northwest of Levin and at a depth of 32km.

The country's capital Wellington and nearby areas were shaken by a 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday.