Tsunami hits New Zealand's South Island. Sunday night local time, hit it. Just a few hours before the South Island city of Christchurch, 91 km north-northeast of 7 percent to 8 magnitude quake struck.
According to the BBC, two hours after the earthquake and tsunami hit the south-east coast. New Zealand officials said, the first wave of the tsunami was not a big maybe. However, hours after another big tsunami hit.
According to a website of the New Zealand weather observer oyedaraoyaca, 181 kilometers north of Christchurch kurate Kai wave hit the height of two meters. Wellington and other coastal areas have started small waves.
Local residents to move to safer places, the civil defense ministry said it had requested.