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New Zealand tsunami warning as strong earthquake strikes off coast of North Island – ABC News

Evacuation orders are in place for New Zealanders living in some areas on the east coast of the North Island after a third earthquake struck in the area.

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Evacuation orders have been issued for New Zealanders living in some areas on the east coast of the North Island after a third earthquake struck in the area.
Key points:

  • A tsunami warning was issued for the Bay of Islands to Whangarei and other parts
  • The magnitude-7.2 earthquake off the east of North Island was felt by more than 60,000 people
  • Residents in Hawke’s Bay were told to move to higher ground

The latest was a magnitude-8.0 quake that struck the Kermadec Islands, north-east of New Zealand’s…

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