11:45 GMT12 April 2021
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    Earlier last week, the east coast of New Zealand saw several earthquakes that prompted one tsunami warning and several mass evacuations.

    A 6.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the region of Tolaga Bay in New Zealand on early Tuesday, according to a Daily Mail report.

    A series of tremors was recorded in the morning, with the most significant one reportedly registered at 7:35 a.m., local time. A minute later, a less powerful 4.9 magnitude quake was felt further away from the mainland, in the Kermadec Islands region north of New Zealand.

    Last week, a powerful earthquake in the region of New Zealand's east cost prompted fears of a possible tsunami. Residents were told to immediately move to the nearest high ground, with mass evacuations triggered along a 100-mile stretch of coastline.

    A tsunami threat had been issued for the east coast of the north island, from Cape Runaway to Tolaga Bay and Great Barrier Island, along with the Chatham Islands and some parts of the North Cape.

    No tsunami threats were issued after the Tuesday tremors.


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