Strong earthquake tremors have been felt in New Zealand, whose intensity has been measured 8.1 on the Richter scale. Tsunami warnings have been issued in New Zealand after the earthquake.
Wellington: Several strong earthquake tremors have been felt near Kermadec Island in New Zealand. The intensity of the fastest earthquake has been measured at 8.1 on the Richter scale. Tsunami warnings were issued in New Zealand after the earthquake. The first earthquake occurred in the North Island area at around 2.27 pm, with a magnitude of 7.2 on the Richter scale. Four hours later, earthquakes of magnitude 7.4 were felt near the Kermadec Islands.
Advice for people to return home after the danger is averted
Thousands of people were evacuated from the coastal areas in New Zealand on Friday amid the threat of a tsunami in the ocean after a tremor felt in the South Pacific. However, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) later advised people to return home, saying the danger was averted.
8.1 Strongest Earthquake
Several earthquake tremors were felt on the Kermadec Islands, a thousand kilometers from New Zealand. During this time, the most powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.1 had occurred. Apart from this, tremors of 7.4 and 7.3 earthquakes were also felt. In view of the threat of a tsunami, roads were blocked in many places in New Zealand and a situation of chaos ensued as most people were trying to move towards the high places.
After 48 years, such a strong earthquake
The National Emergency Management Agency said that the threat has been averted and people can return to their homes, but avoid going to the beach. The US Geological Survey said that the epicenter of the most powerful earthquake was at a depth of 19 kilometers near the Kermadec Islands. The agency said in a report that earlier in 1973 the region had the most powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.0.
Why does an earthquake occur?
There are 7 plates inside the earth, which rotate continuously. Where these plates collide more, it is called the zone fault line. Repeatedly hitting the corners of the plates turns. When more pressure is created, the plates start breaking and the energy below finds a way to come out. Then earthquake comes after this disturbance.