The South Pacific region experienced as much as a 7.7 magnitude undersea earthquake on Thursday. Triggering brief tsunami warnings for Australia and New Zealand, which was canceled with no immediate reports of damage.
The earthquake was recorded around 2:20 AM on Thursday night prompting Tsunami warnings.
The warning was canceled shortly after 7 AM AEDT.
‘The main Tsunami Warnings for Lord Howe Island have been canceled’.BOM tweeted
So, Authorities told people to stay away from water and beach sites. Those areas include parts of Northland, the Bay of Plenty, and the Gaborone coastline.
Epicenter of earthquake
The epicenter of the earthquake was 417 kilometers east of Tadine, New Caledonia and at the depth of 10Km, stated by European Meditarian Seismological Centre (EMSC).
Tsunami Centres gave warnings to people of Australia and New Zealand to stay off the beaches. As there is a risk of unusual waves and unexpected currents. Perhaps, All the warnings later waived off.
Moreover, Authorities even mentioned that there could still be unusual waves and unexpected currents.
The mainland was not in threat. On the other hand, The earthquake affected 3 more regions ranging from 5.7 to 6.1 within 1 hour.
Despite of this people should take proper precautions for about 2-3 more days as our safety is in our own hands . People managed to stay safe at their home.
Nevertheless, people should take the measures.
Author : Ishika Bajaj
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