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The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers under the ocean about 178 kilometers northeast of the city of Gisborne

New Zealand issues tsunami warning after powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake strikes off northeastern coast

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Wellington: Officials in New Zealand issued a tsunami warning for coastal areas after a shallow, powerful earthquake struck off the northeastern coast on Thursday night.

There were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.

New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency warned of a tsunami threat along the east of the country’s North Island from the quake, which it measured at magnitude 7.3.

The US Tsunami Warning System predicted waves of 0.3 to 1 meter (1 to 3.3 feet).

The US Geological Survey said the quake measured magnitude 6.9.

It said it was centered at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles) under the ocean about 178 kilometers northeast of the city of Gisborne.

Residents of Gisborne reported light to moderate shaking, it said.

A magnitude 6.3 quake hit the city of Christchurch in 2011, killing 185 people and destroying much of its downtown.

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