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Earthquake Off New Zealand's North Island

September 1, 2016

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck the east coast of New Zealand's North Island early on Friday morning local time. There were no immediate reports of serious damage, but East Cape area residents are being advised to stay away from the water due to strong currents and to move to higher ground.

The epicenter of the earthquake is not in the areas where IFSA-Butler programs are located. However, our resident staff are reaching out to students as a precautionary measure and to notify them to avoid the beaches on the east coast.

For more information on this incident, please see the following:

Please contact Assistant Director of Student Health and Safety Renee Lopez with any questions or concerns.

 
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