Powerful three Earthquakes Local time was recorded Thursday night and Friday morning in the Pacific Ocean Tsunami warnings To N New Zealand and Hawaii. Was very powerful 8.1 on the Richter scale The U.S. Geological Survey said it was about 600 miles northeast of the country Friday morning.
By 17:00 ET, the first tsunami waves were visible, according to the U.S. Monitor. Three hours later, however, New Zealand authorities reversed the evacuation order.
A few hours ago, following the 8.1 earthquake, New Zealand Civil Defense officials spoke to people in some parts of the East Coast of the North Island. They must immediately move to higher ground And don’t stay home in the face of the tsunami.
“The quake was not felt in some of these areas, but the evacuation should be immediate as there is a possibility of a tsunami,” the agency report read.
“People in all other areas felt a long or strong earthquake that made it difficult for them to stand up, or lasted more than a minute. Immediately go to the nearest high ground, Outside all tsunami relief zones or as inland as possible. “
According to Reuters, workers, students and residents have fled areas such as the Northland and the Bay of Plenty. Civil defense officers were on the ground Help evacuate people, The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued.
A magnitude 7.4 earthquake shook the region early on Friday morning. Earlier, another 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck about 900 kilometers (540 miles) east of the North Island.
One of the previous earthquakes struck Very close to New Zealand And many woke up at night feeling long, buzzing vibrations.
“I hope everyone is doing better,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Artern wrote on Facebook.
In 2011, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook the city of Christchurch, killing 185 people and destroying much of the city center.