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New Zealand: Tsunami warning issued after powerful quake​

The New Zealand National Emergency Management Agency has urged residents to "move immediately to the nearest high ground, or as far inland as you can."
New Zealand: Tsunami warning issued after powerful quake | DW | 04.03.2021

MARCH 4, 20212:02 PMUPDATED AN HOUR AGO

Strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake shakes New Zealand, tsunami warning issued​

By Reuters Staff
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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A severe 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the east of New Zealands North Island on Friday, prompting a tsunami warning, and authorities advised people in coastal areas to move immediately to high ground.
Tsunami waves were possible within 300 km of the quake’s epicentre, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) said.

“Anyone near the coast who felt a LONG or STRONG quake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, or as far inland as you can,” the National Emergency Management Agency said in a tweet.
There was no immediate report of damages.

New Zealand government’s seismic monitor Geonet pegged the quake at a magnitude of 7.2 with a depth of 94 km (58 miles).
More than 60,000 people reported feeling the quake on GeoNet’s website, with 282 people describing the shaking as “severe” and 75 saying it was “extreme”. Most others described it as light.
The closest major city to the epicentre is Gisborne with a population of about 35,500 residents. People near the coast from Cape Runaway to Tolaga Bay were told to evacuate.
Reporting by Praveen Menon in Wellington and Shubham Kalia in Bengaluru; editing by John Stonestreet

Strong quake shakes New Zealand, but no damage reported and tsunami threat eases

More details of the actiity from U.S. Geological Survey
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Ritch

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Reports of another major quake in New Zealand.
 

Diko

Old-Salt
We were camping at Shelly Beach, North Island when the November 2016 earthquake happened at 02.10 in the morning. We were awoken by the campsite owner hammering on the camper van sides yelling “get up, drive up the hill, get away, get away NOW!” We were on the beach everywhere people were running. We got the power cable unhooked and Mrs and I drove up the hill in our underwear. At the top of the hill my son calls from UK telling me about the quake. We put the kettle on and had a smoke. Fortunately no Tsunami that time.
 

Ritch

LE
I think there's been one felt in Hawaii too.
 
From Radio New Zealand:

A fresh tsunami advisory for the Pacific region has been issued, following a second major quake hitting off New Zealand's Kermadec Islands.

A magnitude 8 earthquake struck around 8.28am NZ time at a depth of 10 km, triggering an alert for much of the south Pacific region.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within the next three hours along the coastlines.

Waves reaching one to three metres above the tide level are possible along some coasts of French Polynesia.

Waves reaching 0.3 to 1 metre above the tide level are possible for some coasts of American Samoa, the Cook Islands, Fiji, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Pitcairn, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu and Wallis and Futuna.

Another major quake triggers fresh tsunami warning
 

Live: Tsunami warning issued after third quake, people told to evacuate​

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A tsunami warning has been issued by Civil Defence after a 8.0 magnitude quake near the Kermadec Islands.
The quake was at a depth of 10km.
The United States Geological Survey has recorded the quake as having a magnitude of 8.1
It is the third earthquake this morning following a 7.4 quake near the Kermadec Islands earlier, and a 7.1 quake off New Zealand's east coast.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says people in the East Coast of the North Island from the Bay of Islands to Whangārei, from Matata to Tolaga Bay including Whakatāne and Opotiki and Great Barrier Island must move immediately to higher ground.
Residents in those areas are making their way to higher ground.
More to come...

Live: Tsunami warning issued after third quake, people told to evacuate

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Pfft.... 8.0 quake.... I'm waiting for the Cumbre Vieja rockslide to happen off La Palma...
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NZ has only just marked the 10 year anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people. I bet there are a few twitchy rings in the east of the North Island right now.
 
Listening to the radio, it sounds a bit of a non-event. So far.

Edit - Amusing mangling of the mother tongue:

Suvil difince = civil defence
Boaties = boat owners (presumably)
Ivicuayted = evacuated
Pinicking - panicking (doesn't sound like anyone is though)
 
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