New Zealand Prepared for a Possible Tsunami Following a Major QuakeBack to list
A major quake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.6 shook the islands at Northeast
New Zealand in the morning on July 7th. The quake at a shallow depth of 20
kilometers didn’t cause any major impact but a one-meter-high tsunami off the shore
of Raoul Island.
A tsunami warning was issued immediately in New Zealand but soon canceled while
a marine threat warning remained in place. According to the country’s Ministry of
Civil Defense and Emergency Management, the tides and waves could still cast
serious problems for boaters; and people should be restrained from the coastal areas.