Earthquake jolts New Zealand; tsunami warning issued

Debris from buildings is seen on a sidewalk past a

Debris from buildings is seen on a sidewalk past a cordon line in Wellington early on Nov. 14, 2016, following an earthquake centered some 57 miles north of New Zealand’s South Island city of Christchurch. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked the nation early Nov. 14, the U.S. Geological Survey said, prompting a tsunami warning and knocking out power and phone services in many parts of the country. Marty Melville, AFP/Getty Images

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Tsunami Slams Chile After Deadly Magnitude-8.3 Earthquake

Police patrol a debris strewn street in Valparaiso, Chile, after a tsunami, caused by an earthquake hit the area, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. (Pablo Ovalle Isasmendi/AGENCIA UNO via AP)

Southern California, Hawaii Under Tsunami Advisories

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URGENT: Major Earthquake Sparks Tsunami Warning in Pacific

Tsunami warning issued in Pacific after magnitude 8.0 quake near Solomon Islands

Published February 05, 2013

A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.0 struck near the Solomon Islands, sparking a tsunami alert for much of the South Pacific.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said a tsunami warning is in effect for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati and Wallis and Futuna. A tsunami watch is in effect for numerous other areas.

The extent of damage and information on any fatalities wasn’t immediately known.


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