7.7 reactor scale earthquake on southern Pacific island, tsunami warning in many countries including New Zealand

After the powerful earthquake in the south of New Zealand on Wednesday evening, there is a danger of tsunami in that area. The US Geological Agency said the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.7 reactor scale. It stated that it was centered at a depth of six miles southeast of the Loyalty Islands. However, it is not yet reported the loss of any kind of property damage. The US Tsunami Warning Center has issued warnings for New Zealand, Vanuatu and other Pacific islands.

The region is prone to earthquakes as it is located around the ocean with a horseshoe-shaped series of seismic fault lines “Ring of Fire”.

A powerful deep-sea earthquake struck the northern region of New Zealand on Wednesday, causing tsunami warnings to be issued in parts of the region. The US Geological Agency reported that the earthquake measured 7.7 on the Richter scale and its epicenter was located 10 kilometers (six miles) southeast of Loyalty Island.
The American Tsunami Warning Center issued tsunami warnings ranging from 0.3 to one meter (1 to 3.3 feet) for Vanuatu and Fiji. A tsunami warning was issued and then it was canceled for American Samoa.


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