An earthquake measuring 4.3 on the Richter scale struck the city of Gisborne, 60 km south-east of New Zealand's eastern North Island on Friday night.

New Zealand's Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science (GNS)reported the quake, which occurred at 11:15 p.m. Friday local time(10:15 GMT Friday), at a focal depth of 30 km, and was felt in Mahia and Gisborne.

No causalities or damages were reported.