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Powerful Earthquake Hits off New Zealand, Triggering Tsunami Warnings

A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck in the ocean off New Zealand, prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South…

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This article is republished here with permission from The Associated Press. This content is shared here because the topic may interest Snopes readers; it does not, however, represent the work of Snopes fact-checkers or editors.WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) A powerful magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck Friday in the ocean off New Zealand, prompting thousands of people to evacuate and triggering tsunami warnings across the South Pacific.
The quake was the largest in a series of tremors that hit the region…

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