Three strongest earthquakes hit the coast of New Zealand
The authorities of Peru, Chile, France and New Zealand have called on citizens living near the coast to evacuate due to the threat of a tsunami.
Almost one and a half hundred earthquakes occurred throughout the globe on Thursday, March 4. The strongest of them – with magnitudes from 7.3 to 8.1 – were recorded off the coast of New Zealand. Tsunami threat declared.
So, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), tremors of various strengths were felt in Spain, China, Japan, Greece, Western Turkey, Iceland, Nicaragua, New Zealand and other countries.
In this regard, the authorities of Peru, Chile, France, Australia and New Zealand urged citizens living near the coast to evacuate due to the threat of a tsunami.
Meanwhile, according to media reports, American seismologists have already reported the first tsunami – waves with a height of 0.03 meters were recorded in the area of Nuku’alofa, the capital of the Pacific Kingdom of Tonga.
This tsunami occurred after the strongest 8.1 magnitude earthquake in the Pacific Ocean. For a number of other New Zealand states, the threat of waves with a height of one to three meters has been declared.
Previously there was an earthquake in Greece magnitude 6. In villages that were located near the epicenter of the tremors, landslides were recorded and houses were damaged.
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