Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- In New Zealand, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck.
A tsunami warning was issued for an area of 300 kilometers in the immediate aftermath of the quake.
The United States Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 7.3, while New Zealand media reported that the quake had a magnitude of 7.2.
New Zealand's National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) said it was investigating whether the quake would cause a tsunami that would affect the country.
The quake was felt across the country.