DISASTER

Huge Quake Hits Off New Zealand

Can’t New Zealand catch a break? A massive magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck off the coast of its Kermadec Islands on Wednesday, triggering a tsunami warning for the region. “This tsunami may have been destructive among coastlines,” the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Center said, issuing a warning for New Zealand, the Kermadec Islands, and nearby Tonga. Waves could hit Auckland in a few hours.