Tag Archives: New Zealand Earthquake

Quake Hits NZ. Local Tsunami Alert

A strong 6.6-magnitude undersea earthquake hit off the north-east coast of New Zealand, the US Geological Survey said. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a local tsunami warning but said there was no threat of a widespread destructive tsunami.

Quake-hit Christchurch Evacuated

Authorities are evacuating residents from earthquake-hit Christchurch as New Zealand prime minister John Key visits the city to assess the damage. Mr Key travelled to Christchurch with civil defence minister John Carter after the 7.4 magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s

Christchurch resident describes scene after earthquake

Video Report: A 7.4-magnitude earthquake has struck New Zealand’s South Island, causing widespread damage and power cuts.