New Zealand tsunami warning after 7.2-magnitude earthquake

People in coastal areas on east of North Island advised to move to high ground after severe tremor

A severe 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck off the east of New Zealand’s North Island on Friday, prompting a tsunami warning and calls for people in coastal areas to move immediately to high ground.

Tsunami waves were possible within 300km (200 miles) of the quake’s epicentre, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said.

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