An earthquake measuring 7.1 in magnitude hit the north island this morning at 4.37am, around 100km northeast of Te Araroa.
The good news is that it was at a depth of 55km which is deep
A Tsunami warning has been issued for East coast of the North Island, including Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, with coastal regions warned of currents and surges
The North Island's East Coast has been shaken by an early morning earthquake.
The jolt lasted for almost a minute and was felt across much of the North Island.
The quake was followed by several moderate-sized aftershocks, including a M5.6 jolt at 5.01am, and a M4.6 quake at 5.03am.
Over 50 shocks have been felt in the North Island this morning.
WorkSafe New Zealand is advising people on the East Coast of the North Island, and those affected further afield, to exercise care and good judgement as they head to their workplaces this morning.