A magnitude 7.4 earthquake has occurred near Christchurch in New Zealand

A magnitude 7.4 earthquake occurred near Christchurch in New Zealand at 11:02 GMT on Sunday.

Advice For Travellers

The Ministry of Civil Defence states that a tsunami is possible and recommends that people near the east coast of the South Island move to higher ground. However, the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre states there is no tsunami threat.

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