Sunday Morning Highlights…
Quake strikes New Zealand, thousands flee homes as tsunami hits
* USGS says quake magnitude revised to 7.8
* Authorities issue tsunami alert, say waves could be 5 metres
* Thousands flee homes to seek higher ground
* Reports emerging of injuries, so far no reports of deaths
* In 2011, a 6.3 quake killed 185 people in Christchurch (Recasts, updates with fresh comments on tsunami risk, possible casualties)
Ring of Fire Awakens
A powerful earthquake struck New Zealand’s South Island early Monday, shaking residents awake, causing damage to buildings and prompting emergency services to warn people along the coast to move to higher ground to avoid tsunami waves.
The magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck just after midnight in a mostly rural area close to the city of Christchurch, but appeared to be more strongly felt in Wellington, the capital, more than 200 kilometers (120 miles) to the north. The quake was followed by a number of strong aftershocks.
Just before the Tsunami
Appearing in his first tv interview since his shocking election win, Trump said that two to three million immigrants with criminal records in the US would either be jailed or deported.
He told CBS show 60 Minutes: “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers. where a lot of these people, probably two million, it could even be three million, we are getting them out of our country, they’re here illegally.
“After the border is secure and after everything gets normalised, we’re going to make a determination on the people that they’re talking about who are terrific people, they’re terrific people, but we are gonna (sic) make a determination at that.
“But before we make that determination, it’s very important, we are going to secure our border.”
Trump also confirmed plans were underway to construct a “great wall” on the US-Mexican border.
Talk about a political Tsunami