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7.8 M Earthquake Jolts New Zealand, 2-metre High Tsunami Hits Coast (Video)

A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 hit New Zealand just after midnight local time, the largest since 1929 and a tsunami measuring 2 metres in height too hit the northeast coast of the South Island, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The tsunami hit Kaikoura, 181 km north of Christchurch, and waves are reportedly approaching Wellington and other areas. ...

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Huge Earthquake hits Indonesia; Why no tsunami?

Massive earthquake hit Indonesia on Wednesday, measuring 8.6-magnitude on the Richter Scale and epicentre was located in the Aceh province. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, several aftershocks measuring more than 6 magnitude struck the region at 4:43 p.m. local time (1043 GMT). The quake’s epicenter was about 15 kilometers beneath the ocean. The earthquake had spawned a wave around ...

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