Powerful quake off north-east New Zealand coast

Residents of a small community on the east coast of New Zealand’s North Island have been asked to evacuate after a severe earthquake at sea.

Civil defence authorities asked people in the Tolaga Bay area to leave their homes after a 7.1 quake struck 169km (105 miles) north-east of Gisborne.

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