Tsunami alert in New Zealand after massive earthquake

Tsunami alert in New Zealand after massive earthquake
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Numerous coastal residents in New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu fled for higher ground a tsunami alert Friday.

It comes in the wake of a cluster of powerful earthquakes that sparked a Pacific-wide tsunami alert.

Furthermore, warning sirens sounded across Noumea. The concerned authorities ordered evacuations to avert any casualties.

The largest of the quakes struck around 1,000 kilometres off the New Zealand coast at 8:28 am, the US Geological Survey said.

After it a damaging tsunami was possible in New Zealand. Moreover, New Zealand recently marked the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake. Besides, it was a 6.3 tremor that had taken 185 lives in the South Island city.

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