A significant earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 occurred on Thursday in the Kermadec Islands area of New Zealand, prompting the publication of a tsunami warning. On Thursday, a strong earthquake with a Richter scale reading of 7.1 struck the Kermadec Islands, which are located north of New Zealand.
The shallow earthquake’s depth was assessed by the US Geological Survey to be 10 kilometres. The US Tsunami Warning System quickly after that issued a tsunami warning for close-by, uninhabited islands within a 300-km range. Following the earthquake, according to the National Emergency Management Agency, there was no tsunami hazard for New Zealand. Due to its location at the meeting point of two of the world’s largest tectonic plates, New Zealand is vulnerable to earthquakes.
There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the M7.0 earthquake in the Southern Kermadec Islands.
Remember, if an earthquake is long or strong, get gone.
For more info about tsunami preparedness go to https://t.co/Gn7YO8831i
— National Emergency Management Agency (@NZcivildefence) March 16, 2023