Magnitude 8.1 earthquake off the coast of New Zealand, And takeTsunami Warning In large areas overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Rogue waves are expected from Australia to Mexico. Thousands of people are fleeing.
Strong earthquakes off the coast of New Zealand
Several earthquakes, the strongest of which were 8.1 on the Richter scale, have been recorded around New Zealand. The strongest earthquake by the Soviet Union was recorded at a depth of 10 km, at a location distant 960 km from Tonga. Another strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake was recorded this morning off the coast of New Zealand again.
The epicenter of the first earthquake was detected in 180 km northeast of Gisborne. The townspeople woke up at 2:27 am from the strong shock and thousands fled the coast for shelter in remote areas.
A second earthquake measuring 7.1 magnitude was recorded in the distant sea. Finally, one in 8.1 was recorded near the uninhabited Kermadec Islands.
Tsunami warning in New Zealand: Thousands of people evacuated
“A wave of one to three meters will affect the whole of New Caledonia. People should leave the beaches and stop all boating activities. Do not go to pick up the children from school so as not to be distracted“The streets. The tidal wave is expected around midnight in Italy, and there is a real risk that it will penetrate the territory,” said New Zealand Civil Protection spokesman Alexander Rossignol.
The authorities have asked residents of different parts of New Zealand to move to the highlands and those who live in coastal areas to evacuate the interior immediately. People were advised to Do not use cars To avoid the risk of getting caught in traffic, but “walk, run or cycling”.
Sinister waves are also expected in Australia, Hawaii, Fiji, Cook Islands, Samoa, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico.