Tsunami warning issued after 7.3-magnitude earthquake strikes New Zealand

Magnitude 7.3 earthquake.

Nyi Nyi Thet | March 04, 2021, 11:21 PM

Officials warned of a possible tsunami threat after an earthquake struck off the north-eastern coast of New Zealand.

According to NBC, authorities warned those who felt the earthquake near coast to "move immediately to the nearest high ground, or as far inland as you can."

New Zealand's National Emergency Management Agency tweeted out information regarding evacuation procedures and how long the warning would last for.

Areas under marine and land threat the East Coast of the North Island from Cape Runaway to Tolaga Bay.

There were no immediate reports of damage.

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