Tsunami warnings remain in place for the East costof New Zealand and the Chatham Islands after Chile's massive earthquake.
The Eastern areas of New Zealand are the places that are most at risk of tidal surges.
So far the Chathams have had surges of up to half a meter, and Gisborne and other areas on the east coasts have recorded up to 30 centimeters.
Experts said that the first waves hit the Chatham islands at 11.50pm. Chatham Islands mayor Alfred Preece said that three families were evacuated as they lived on very low lying land. He said there had been no damage for the waves but islanders have had similar warnings before and take them seriously.
IN MY OPINION: I think I am lucky to live in Nelson which is not where near the Tsunami warnings are.