INDEX・ The earthquake of Hong Kong・ Appropriate action for people・ New Zealands Civil Defense 1・ New Zealands Civil Defense 2・ The Characteristic of Tsunami・ Reference
The earthquake of Hong KongHong Kong have an earthquake which is 7.6magnitude is happened July 7 and jolted theKermadec Islands region of New Zealand at 1903GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Surveysaid. This earthquake is happened 161 km east ofReoul Island of the Kermadec Islands, which is some920 km south of Tonga. The epicenter was at adepth of 20 km. But there is no damage which isreported.
Appropriate action for peopleThe U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center hasissued a non- expanding regional tsunami warningfor the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand and thePacific nation of Tonga.This tsunami is very dangerous for along coastlinesof the region near the earthquake epicenter.Authorities in the region have to appropriate actionfor people who live near the sea.
New Zealands Civil Defense 1New Zealand’s Civil Defense hasissued a tsunami warning forNew Zealand’s Northland, Bay ofPlenty, East Coast and HawkesBay. The National CrisisManagement Center has beenactivated and Civil Defense saidthe first wave to arrive will reachNew Zealand at 8:52a.m. onThursday.
New Zealands Civil Defense 2CIvil Defense said people incoastal areas should escapefrom beaches becausetsunami was comming. Awave of between 60 cm and1 meter have been detectedat Raoul Island. CivilDefense said it is notexpecting a wall of water butis concerned about strongcurrents in coastal areas.
The Characteristic of TsunamiEast Cape will be the first place to see the wave at about8.52 a.m., North Cape at 8.54 a.m. and Gisborne at 8.59a.m. It is expected to arrive in Auckland at about 10 a.m.The first wave may not be the largest. Waves willcontinue for several hours.The Kermadec Islands, which are often rocked by severequakes, have no permanent population. Only a small NewZealand Department of Conservation team live onRaoul island.