Tsunami: All-clear after earthquake – “The biggest waves are over”

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After an earthquake on Friday night, there were two more powerful quakes off the north coast of New Zealand. There’s a tsunami warning.

  • A total of three major earthquakes above a magnitude of 7.0 the North coast of New Zealand.
  • Of the Civil protection issues a tsunami warning.
  • about Injured or potential damage there are no reports yet.

Update March 5th, 2021, 4:50 a.m .: After several violent quakes in the Pacific, one is initially due to Tsunami warnings initiated mass evacuation in New Zealand has been stopped. “All people brought to safety can now return,” said the national civil protection agency on Friday. After several violent seaquakes off the New Zealand coast, tsunami warnings had been triggered for the entire Pacific region.

The authorities in New Zealand then had large parts of the coast evacuated. Tens of thousands of residents of the North Island who live close to the sea were asked to get out of the danger zone immediately. The authorities later gave the all-clear: “The biggest waves are over.”

Three major earthquakes hit New Zealand – coastal regions evacuated

+++ 9:23 p.m .: After it before the North Coast of New Zealand to three major earthquakes has come, many residents flee from the Coastal region. In the Coastal town of Whangarei according to the “New Zealand Herald” it came to chaotic scenes. Citizens have been asked to leave the coastal areas in response to a tsunami warning. “Do not wait! A destructive tsunami is possible, ”said the authorities’ letter.

More severe earthquakes hit New Zealand – tsunami warning

+++ 8:53 p.m .: After it was on the night of Friday (local time) before the North Coast of New Zealand to a earthquake had come with several slight aftershocks, it did before the Coast two more severe tremors given. This is announced by the local newspaper “New Zealand Herald”. The second earthquake have the Strength of 7.4 on the Richter scale, the third according to the US Earthquake Watchdog (USGS) even one Strength of 8.0. The first repealed Tsunami warning came back into force.

Of the Civil Defense in New Zealand asked people in coastal regions to move to higher areas, reported the New Zealand Herald newspaper. The Civil Protection Agency appealed to citizens to stay away from the water and watch the news on radio and television.

Severe earthquake in New Zealand: Several light aftershocks

Update from Thursday, March 4th, 2021, 6:02 p.m .: After the difficult one Earthquake in New Zealand there are new details. Initially, no information was available about possible damage or injuries, but the tsunami warning was lifted. According to GeoNet, the quake occurred almost 100 kilometers before the Coast of the Gisborne district at a depth of 94 kilometers. There were several minor aftershocks. The US early warning system had initially issued a tsunami warning for a radius of 300 kilometers. A few hours later, however, the authorities announced that the danger was over.

“Hope everyone is okay out there,” wrote New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Instagram, “especially those on the east coast who must have felt the full force of the earthquake.”

Severe earthquake in New Zealand – tsunami warning

First report from Thursday, March 4th, 2021, 3:16 p.m .: Wellington – Before New Zealand coast has a severe earthquake happened. The Quake off New Zealand’s North Island had a strength of 7.1, shared the US earthquake station (USGS) on Thursday (March 4th, 2021) with. For the island nation, a Tsunami warning published. Coasts within 300 kilometers of the epicenter of the quake could be hit by destructive tidal waves, said the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in the US state of Hawaii.

According to the USGS, the quake occurred 180 kilometers northeast of the city of Gisborne in one Depth of ten kilometers. Only three weeks ago the authorities had approved New Zealand in the meantime prepared for a possible tsunami, but then quickly given the all-clear. At that time, a magnitude 7.7 quake occurred in the Pacific around 415 kilometers east of New Caledonia. No injuries or major damage were reported.

Severe earthquake off New Zealand: people should go to higher regions

The New Zealand Herald newspaper reported that civil defense in New Zealand asked people in coastal regions to move to higher areas. The civil protection agency appealed to citizens to stay away from the water and to watch the news on radio and television.

According to reports, the tremors are said to be spread across the region New Zealand could be felt, also in the Major cities of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Initially, there was no information about damage or injuries.

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