New Zealand was shaken by violent tremors. Memories of the devastating Christchurch earthquake woke up ten years ago. It’s still hard to overlook the situation.
Wellington – There have been several violent earthquakes off New Zealand. Three severe earthquakes were recorded on Friday morning (local time), according to the Disaster Control Authority. The strength of one of them is 8. A tsunami warning has been issued to several areas on the eastern coast of the North Island. People must reach safety there. All other Pacific Coast residents have been asked to closely monitor the situation.
Initially, there was no information about possible damages or casualties. The two most recent morning earthquakes were recorded around the Kermadec Islands. These belong to New Zealand, but are hundreds of kilometers off the coast. New Zealand has a population of just under five million people.
“Hope everyone is fine outside.”
There was actually a violent 7.1 magnitude earthquake that night. The center was in the sea east of the North Island. Traumas have been reported across the region, including in major cities such as Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. The New Zealand Herald reports that about two hours after the earthquake, 60,000 people reported to the local GeoNet monitoring system that they had felt the earthquake.
According to GeoNet information, the earthquake occurred about 100 kilometers off the coast of the Gisborne region at a depth of 90 kilometers. “I hope everyone is fine,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wrote on Instagram, especially those on the East Coast who must have felt the full force of the earthquake.
Just last month, New Zealand thought about the Christchurch earthquake victims ten years ago. On February 22, 2011, 185 people were killed in the largest city on the South Island. The quake measured 6.2 magnitude.