Tsunami strikes New Zealand

Tsunami strikes New Zealand

Tsunami strikes New Zealand

Written by Tharushan Fernando

13 Nov, 2016 | 9:22 pm

A Tsunami has hit following an earthquake that struck New Zealand’s South Island

According to the US Geological Survey the magnitude-7.8 quake hit just after midnight (11:02 GMT on Sunday), some 95km (59 miles) from Christchurch.

The Tsunami came in the north-eastern coast about two hours laterand official said that the first waves may not be the largest, with tsunami activity possible for several hours.

The ministry of civil defence has said the highest waves, which could be as tall as 5m are expected between Malborough, the north-eastern tip of the South Island, and Banks Peninsula, just south of Christchurch

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