Magnitude-7.1 quake strikes off New Zealand

Tsunami waves of 30cm have hit the east coast of the North Island following a massive undersea quake and Civil Defence says the worst has passed.

No damage has been reported.

The U.S. National Tsunami Warning Centre and the Chilean Navy said there was no danger of a tsunami on the Pacific coasts of the Americas.

The New Zealand Civil Defense lifted a tsunami warning for the upper South Island.

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Stay off beaches and shore areas. USGS initially reported the quake to be 7.2 but downgraded it to 7.1.

A tsunami was generated at East Cape with a wave measuring 30cm recorded.

The quake was felt as far south as Akaroa - about halfway down the South Island - and as far north as Kerikeri, about 150 miles north of Auckland. - Civil Defence is still assessing the situation and in the meantime warns people living in coastal areas to be prepared and listen for updates.

In New Zealand, where earthquakes are common, Civil Defence regularly holds practice drills for coastal residents so they know how to react in an emergency.

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Civil Defence New Zealand issued a tsunami warning following the quake, which occurred at 4.37am Friday morning, local time.

Areas such as Tologa Bay and Te Araroa could be impacted.

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