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New Zealand on Tsunami alert after 7.8 Pacific Quake

The emergency services in New Zealand ordered coastal communities across large swathes of the North Island to evacuate on Friday after a powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the Pacific would generate a tsunami.

As per the National Emergency Management Agency: People living in the coast must evacuate and move far inland as much as possible.

Tsunami waves between 1 to 3 meters in amplitude are expected to hit parts of the northern coast of New Zealand.

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