Saturday, January 29, 2022

No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

There was a magnitude 6.4 earthquake near the Kermadec Islands at 3.46pm this afternoon and this may have caused a tsunami threat to New Zealand.

Civil Defence said at 4.44pm "based on current information, the assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand."

The National Emergency Management Agency advised people in coastal areas to stay out of the water, stay off beaches, and to not go sightseeing as it was assessing the risk of a tsunami.

The earthquake struck at 3.46pm northeast of New Zealand  and was 33km deep according to NEMA.

Apparently there has been a second 5.3 magnitude earthquake in the same region at 4.01pm.

Civil Defence have not issued any alert about this on their website.

Pigeon Post News.

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