1:15 East Coast still feeling aftershocks
Aftershocks are still being felt on the East Coast, after a 7.1 earthquake hit off the East Cape this morning. The quake struck at 4.40am about 130km north-east of Te Araroa and was 55km deep.
Civil Defence has cancelled a level two tsunami threat warning. Gisborne residents can now return to their homes, after earlier being told to leave properties along the coastline.
Power has been restored to the 300 affected homes. Several schools in Gisborne will be closed for the day, despite the tsunami warning being lifted.
We get the latest on the seismic activity from Bill Fry, a GNS Seismologist.