New Zealand downgrades tsunami warning after 8.1-magnitude earthquake
New Zealand has downgraded its tsunami warning after a powerful earthquake struck the Kermadec Islands region early Friday, sparking fears of a tsunami.
Indonesia death toll climbs over 1,000
Indonesia's disaster agency has boosted the death toll from an earthquake and tsunami disaster to at least 1,234. The 7.5 magnitude quake and the tsunami it generated last Friday struck Palu and nearby areas on central Sulawesi island. But several damaged areas have yet to be reached.