Powerful Earthquakes In New Zealand, Sparked Pacific-wide Tsunami Alert, Mass Evacuations
New Zealand on the north-east coast of Earthquake Strong tremors were felt. After this, the threat of tsunami started looming in the Pacific Ocean. In view of this, thousands of residents have been evacuated from the coastal areas of New Zealand, New Caledonia and Vanuatu and moved to higher areas. At present, there is no report of any serious damage or damage due to the earthquake. There was no major damage to life and property.
Sirens were heard as a warning in Numi after the earthquake. The officials ordered people to vacate the residential area amid fear. Officials said waves three meters (10 feet) high were moving towards French territory.
“Everyone should immediately evacuate the beach areas, stop all water activities and don’t send their children to schools,” emergency service spokesman Alexandre Rosignol was quoted as saying by public radio.
New Zealand: 7.1 magnitude earthquake tremors near Auckland
An 8.1 magnitude earthquake has been felt in parts of the North Island of New Zealand. Earlier, tremors of 7.4 and 7.3 on the Richter scale were felt in the same area. After this, a tsunami warning siren was sounded so that people could go to a higher place safely. New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency immediately requested people to leave their homes. The agency requested the people that whoever are in the coastal areas, immediately leave their homes and move to higher areas.
Earthquake of 3.9 on the Richter scale tremors near Lachung in Sikkim
According to the ‘US Geological Survey’, the tremors were felt at 8.28 am (local time) 1000 kilometers off the New Zealand coast. The quake, initially measuring 6.9, had its epicenter about 178 kilometers (111 mi) from the city of Gisborne at a depth of 10 kilometers (six miles).