Waves are seen at Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand. Several powerful earthquakes have struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, shaking residents as far away as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Photo: DPA Waves are seen at Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand. Several powerful earthquakes have struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, shaking residents as far away as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Photo: DPA
Waves are seen at Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand. Several powerful earthquakes have struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, shaking residents as far away as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Photo: DPA
Earthquakes

New Zealand tsunami threat downgraded after strong Pacific earthquakes

  • Authorities said the largest waves had now passed and all people evacuated could now return
  • Thousands of New Zealanders in North Island were evacuated to higher ground after three earthquakes triggered tsunami warnings

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Waves are seen at Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand. Several powerful earthquakes have struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, shaking residents as far away as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Photo: DPA Waves are seen at Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand. Several powerful earthquakes have struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, shaking residents as far away as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Photo: DPA
Waves are seen at Ninety Mile Beach in New Zealand. Several powerful earthquakes have struck off the east coast of New Zealand's North Island, shaking residents as far away as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Photo: DPA
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