Earthquake rattles New Zealand for the second time in 48 hours

Pedestrians walk across a road in front of the New Zealand parliament building known as the Beehive in central Wellington, New Zealand, July 3, 2017. Picture taken July 3, 2017.
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SYDNEY - 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.

The epicentre was 30 km (20 miles) northwest of Levin and at a depth of 32 km.

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