6.3 Earthquake Hits New Zealand's North Island, No Reports of Damage or Injury

A strong earthquake shook New Zealand's north island...

It happened about 24 miles northeast of the town of Masterton.

There were no immediate reports of anyone hurt, or any damages.

New Zealand lies on the ``Ring of Fire,'' an arc of earthquake and volcanic activity that stretches around the Pacific Rim.

An earthquake in the city of Christchurch in 2011, destroyed much of downtown, and killed 185 people.