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Tsunami Warning Issued For NEW ZEALAND After HUGE Earthquake

New Zealand has been issued a tsunami warning after a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake off its North Island.

The quake hit 167k northeast of Gisborne at 4:37am Friday, with a depth of 55KM.

There is no reports of damages or injuries.

The Gisborne District Council has urged people along the coast to evacuate and head to higher ground.

Twitter users have taken to the social media to report the earthquake and have described it as ‘long lasting and rolling’.

A number of large aftershocks have also been felt, including a 5.6 jolt at 5:14am.

The NZ Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management issued a tsunami warning for the east coast of the North Island, including Auckland, Waikato and the Bay of Plenty, as well as the for the Upper South Island.

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