Magnitude 8.1 earthquake off New Zealand: hundreds of people fled, warning returned

Magnitude 8.1 earthquake off New Zealand: hundreds of people fled, warning returned

The biggest waves have passedNew Zealand’s Minister of Conservation of Natural Heritage, Kerry Allan, has announced that the tsunami warning is over and it is therefore possible to return to homes in New Zealand.”

Three earthquakes were recorded: the first with a magnitude of 6.9, the second offshore with a magnitude of 7.1, and finally the third with a magnitude of 8.1 on the Richter scale near the uninhabited Kermadec Islands. In the region, about a thousand kilometers from the coast of New Zealand, other consecutive violent tremors were reported, the last of which was 6.1 degrees.

Warning wave of 1-3 meters in New Caledonia – The tsunami warning also affected New Caledonia, where the Civil Protection issued a warning of “a wave of one to three meters”, calling on citizens to leave the beaches and stop all boating activities. “Do not go to pick up children from school so that the streets are not crowded,” the authorities added.

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