Evacuees Head to High Ground After New Zealand Tsunami Warnings

Tsunami warnings were issued for large stretches of New Zealand’s northeast coastline on March 5 after a magnitude 8.1 earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands, about 600 miles northeast of New Zealand’s North Island.

Video taken by Brent Wall on the Karikari Peninsula in Northland shows evacuees on higher ground.

Early on Friday afternoon, New Zealand authorities advised that the most significant wave activity had passed, and allowed evacuees to return. Credit: Brent Wall via Storyful