8.55pm, magnitude 6.8, depth 40km, approximately 40km south
east of Gisborne.
The Director of the Ministry of Civil
Defence & Emergency Management, John Hamilton, said that the
National Crisis Management Centre has been activated to
monitor the situation in Gisborne and assess if government
assistance is required.
Damage has been reported in
Gisborne with details yet to be confirmed.
The GNS Science
convened tsunami expert panel has assessed the data received
and there is no evidence of a tsunami having been
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