Earthquake of magnitude 7.8 was recorded in the night of Monday (local time) in New Zealand, according to the US Geological survey (USGS). Eyewitnesses told about the prolonged aftershocks, reports Yahoo News , citing AFP.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was near the settlement
item Canterbury on the South island of New Zealand.

On the East coast of the North island and on the Chatham archipelago, declared a tsunami threat. Population recommended to evacuate to the hills, reports Stormnews.

Highest waves are expected between Marlborough and Banks Peninsula. There is a threat for all NZ coast. Stay off beaches. #eqnz

In New Zealand, an earthquake of magnitude 7.8 13.11.2016

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