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Tsunami warning issued after quake strikes off New Zealand

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Tsunami waves were possible within 300km of the quake’s epicentre, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says.

A tsunami warning was issued after an earthquake with an initial magnitude of 7.3 struck east of New Zealand’s north island.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake hit 180km (111 miles) northeast of the city of Gisborne at 2:27am on Friday (13:27 GMT Thursday).

“Based on the preliminary earthquake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 300km of the earthquake epicentre,” the Hawaii-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

The USGS initially pegged the quake at 7.3, then revised it down to 6.9. It said the quake occurred at a relatively shallow depth of 10km (6 miles).

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