American Samoa has been positioned underneath a tsunami warning and Hawaii on a tsunami watch after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake was registered within the Kermadec Islands, north of New Zealand.
HAWAII: Earthquake measuring 8.0 within the Kermadec Islands area. A TSUNAMI WATCH is now in impact for Hawaii. Tsunami risk being investigated. (Supply: PTWC)
— U.S. Emergency Alert (@ENSAlerts) March 4, 2021
The northeastern coast of New Zealand was additionally positioned on a tsunami warning, with the nation’s civil protection ordering residents to “transfer instantly to nearest excessive floor… or as far inland as attainable.”
TSUNAMI WARNING issued following Kermadecs earthquake. Individuals close to coast from the BAY OF ISLANDS to WHANGAREI, from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY, and GREAT BARRIER ISLAND should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to nearest excessive floor, out of all tsunami evacuation zones, or as far inland as attainable
— Nationwide Emergency Administration Company (@NZcivildefence) March 4, 2021
Kermadec Islands, positioned within the South Pacific roughly 500 miles (800 km) northeast of New Zealand, have been shaken by a collection of tremors on Friday morning native time, starting from 5.0 to eight.0 in magnitude.
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