Three large-scale earthquakes were detected on Friday near New Zealand, as the Pacific Tsunami Outlook Center issued a tsunami warning in the Pacific Ocean. The first strong earthquake of 7.3 magnitude was detected early in the morning, the second earthquake occurred hours later, followed by the third earthquake of 8.1 magnitude.
According to the tsunami warning, tsunamis, which could reach three meters in length, could reach the coasts of Vanuatu and New Caledonia. The possibility of smaller waves reaching the shores of Japan, Russia, Mexico and South America was not ruled out.
Hope everyone is well, especially those affected by the earthquake on the east coast.
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The agency said earlier that a tsunami could be expected in an area of 300 km around the epicenter. The New Zealand Disaster Management Agency wrote on its Twitter page at the time: “Anyone who felt a long or strong earthquake near the coast should immediately go to the nearest altitude or take refuge as far as possible within the island.”
A few hours later, the authority withdrew the warning. However, after a third earthquake stronger than the previous two, the warning was issued again: The New Zealand Disaster Management Authority once again called on North Islanders to leave the coast immediately, or seek shelter within the island, or in the highlands due to the tsunami risk.
There are no reports of injuries or potential damage yet.
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