A Massive Earthquake in New Zealand s1180054, Yoshinobu Kimezawa
Introduction7.6-magnitude earthquake hits off New Zealand’s kermadec islands. After the quake, someauthorities issued a tsunami warning for coastalareas
The 7.6-magnitude earthquakeThe quake was centered 161 km east ofRaoul Island of the Kermadec Islands, whichis some 920 km south of Tonga. Theepicenter was at a depth of 20 km.
Raoul IslandOnly a small New Zealand Department ofConservation team live on Raoul island
Kermadec IslandsThe Kermadec Islands are often rocked bysevere quakes and have no permanentpopulation.
What did the U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center do?The center has issued a non- expandingregional tsunami warning for the KermadecIslands, New Zealand and the Pacific nationof Tonga.
What did New Zealands Civil Defense do?The Civil Defense has issued a tsunamiwarning for New Zealands Northland, Bay ofPlenty, East Coast and Hawkes Bay.
Upcoming TsunamiNew Zealands Civil Defense predicted thatEast Cape will be the first place to see thewave at about 8.52 a.m., North Cape at 8.54a.m. and Gisborne at 8.59 a.m. It is expectedto arrive in Auckland at about 10 a.m.