Friday, March 12, 2010

Tsunami reaches New Zealand and Australia

Waves up to 1.5 metres (five feet) high rammed into New Zealand Sunday as a tsunami generated by a huge earthquake in Chile intensified, but there were no reports of serious damage.New Zealand's entire east coast was at risk with walls of water up to three metres (10 feet) expected to hit the Chatham Islands and Banks Peninsula, near the main South Island city of Christchurch, officials said.In the South Pacific island nation of Tonga, residents made their way to higher points inland, with memories still fresh of a tsunami in September that also hit Samoa and American Samoa, leaving more than 180 people dead....

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