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Scoop Coverage: Earthquake 14.11.16 - Initial Response

7.5 7.8 Quake Near Hanmer Springs - 100s of Aftershocks – 2 Dead – Tsunamis – Widespread Damage

A massive quake, magnitude 7.5 struck shortly before midnight near Hamner in the South Island. The quake has caused significant damage as far away as Wellington.

Tsunami warnings were issued for the entire east coast of NZ – including Wellington and the Chatham Islands. Tsunami activity was observed in Wellington's Lyall Bay, and in Lyttelton Habour. In the morning the PM revealed that at least two people have been killed. MORE >>. (Image, SH1 near Kaikoura - source Naomi Arnold Twitter)

Nek Minnit: Severe Weather Causes Wellington Flooding

Motorists should expect more delays at some places in and around Wellington and the Kapiti regions, due to ongoing clean-up and repairs following slips and flooding. More>>

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