New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern Keeps Cool During Earthquake

Date: 2020-05-25 08:17:43

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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern kept her cool when a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit central New Zealand during a live interview on Monday.

An earthquake rattled central New Zealand on Monday morning and was widely felt in capital city Wellington.

The 5.8 magnitude quake struck at 7:53 a.m. and was centered near Levin, a town about 100 kilometers (65 miles) north of Wellington, seismic monitoring agency GeoNet said. There were no immediate reports of damage.

New Zealand sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a belt of volcanic and seismic activity that rings the Pacific Ocean.

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