After Chile, New Zealand too issues Tsunami warning


New Zealanders are being warned to stay away from coastal areas on many parts of the east of the country as a tsunami alert was activated on Thursday in the wake of the earthquake in Chile.

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a tsunami warning for East Cape, Chatham Islands, Coromandel and Banks Peninsula, Xinhua reported.

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The tsunami warning would remain in effect until a cancellation message was issued by MCDEM.