Tsunami warnings in New Zealand following large quakes cancelled


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The tsunami warnings in New Zealand issued after 7.4 and 8.1 magnitude earthquakes have been canceled.

National Emergency Management Authorities had urged the New Zealanders in parts of the east coast of the North Island to evacuate due to tsunami threat.

That was followed shortly after by a 7.4 and an 8.1-magnitude quake near the Kermadec Islands, some 800 kilometers off the north-east coast of New Zealand's North Island.

The threat of a tsunami, however, has been said to have passed.

Prime Mister of New Zealand Jacinda Arden told a press conference that New Zealand is having its share of bad luck recently.

She said, “It’s hard not to feel like our country is having a run of bad luck as we have an earthquake, tsunami warning, and pandemic to contend with all in one day.”


Emergency Management Minister Kiritapu Allan said waves and tidal surges were observed in parts of New Zealand.

However, there were no reports of damage or injuries.


Publish : 2021-03-05 17:24:00

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