New Zealand Issues Tsunami Evacuation Order After 7.8 Pacific Quake


New Zealand emergency services ordered coastal communities to evacuate.

Wellington, New Zealand:

New Zealand emergency services ordered coastal communities across large swathes of the North Island to evacuate Friday amid fears a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific would generate a tsunami.

“People near the coast in the following areas must move immediately to the nearest high ground, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as possible,” the National Emergency Management Agency said.

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