Hirunews Logo
Tsunami+hits+New+Zealand+after+quake
Sunday, 13 November 2016 - 19:54
Tsunami hits New Zealand after quake
792

Shares
95,045

Views

A tsunami has hit after an earthquake struck New Zealand's South Island.

The US Geological Survey said the magnitude-7.8 quake hit just after midnight, some 95km from Christchurch.

The tsunami arrived in the north-eastern coast about two hours later.

Officials said the first waves may not be the largest, with tsunami activity possible for several hours.

Residents were warned to head inland or for higher ground along the coast.


Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
Farmers occupy A-9 road to dry paddy
Thursday, 22 February 2018 - 13:52
The drivers who are using the A-9 road complain that farmers have occupied certain sections of the road stretch from Puliyankulama to Mullaitivu to dry... Read More
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
3,511 Views
15,512 Views
662 Views
3,078 Views
432 Views
16,975 Views
Top