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Tsnunami Warning Lifted After Earthquake

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A tsunami warning has been lifted for the South Pacific.

The warning was issued after a magnitude 7.8 quake rocked the ocean bed 95 miles south of the island nation of Tonga. A tsunami warning was issued for New Zealand, some 13-hundred miles away.

The warning was lifted after a tsunami of less than two feet was
recorded.

An American visiting Tonga told CNN that some stuff had fallen out of shelves and had broken in her hotel kitchen but everything seemed pretty much intact.

A reporter who drove through the city saw no damage to buildings, but inside buildings he could see bookshelves that toppled over. Power in the city was out for about two hours after the quake.


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