New Zealand earthquake: Twitterati react with prayers, solidarity

New Zealand emergency services warned that a tsunami was possible

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:November 13, 2016 6:35 pm
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The city of Christchurch in New Zealand was struck by a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 just after midnight (1102 GMT) early Monday, the US Geological Survey said. Strong jolts caused some damage to buildings over 200 kilometers (120 miles) away in the capital, Wellington. New Zealand emergency services warned that a tsunami was possible and told people near the coast of the South Island to move to higher ground. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no immediate danger of a broader tsunami from the magnitude-7.4 quake.

The Twitterati erupted in reactions from those at the site of the earthquake and from the rest of the country.