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New Zealand lifts tsunami evacuation orders after Pacific quakes

/ 09:41 AM March 05, 2021

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WELLINGTON – New Zealand lifted tsunami evacuation orders covering large swathes of its coastline Friday, declaring “the largest waves have now passed” after a swarm of powerful offshore earthquakes.

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“All people who evacuated can now return,” said the National Emergency Management Agency, which ordered tens of thousands of residents to flee for higher ground after a series of tremors early Friday.

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