|ORIGIN TIME||16:37:59.7 UTC|
There has been no reports of casualties or damage. This event locates approx 165 km NE of Gisborne and 385 km ESE of Auckland. The event was felt across much of North Island. A precautionary evacuation was issued to residents in coastal areas of the East Cape due to the possibility of a tsunami, but was downgraded for residents to be observant and to exercise caution.
Updated 2 September 09:00 UTC