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Magnitude-7.1 quake strikes off New Zealand; no tsunami threat to U.S. West Coast
A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck early Friday off the northeastern coast of New Zealand, prompting officials to warn residents to stay off beaches and out of the water. The undersea quake triggered a "very small" tsunami that hit the country's northern coast, US Geological Survey geophysicist John Bellini said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.