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Strong earthquake recorded off New Zealand coast

Published 01/09/2016

An earthquake has been recorded off the coast of New Zealand
An earthquake has been recorded off the coast of New Zealand

A strong magnitude-7.1 earthquake about 100 miles off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island has been recorded by the US Geological Survey.

There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii reports that no tsunami of significant strength is expected.

The quake registered 104 miles off the North Island coast in the South Pacific Ocean.

The quake comes a day after a magnitude-5.7 quake registered in the same area, 62 miles north east of Te Araroa on the North Island's east coast.

AP

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