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Tsunami warning for Auckland cancelled

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 17/12/2016

A tsunami warning issued by Civil Defence following a 7.9 magnitude earthquake near Papua New Guinea has been cancelled for New Zealand.

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management told Auckland Civil Defence there was a tsunami threat for the Auckland region just before 1am on Sunday morning.

However, no evacuations were needed in the Auckland region.

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