Thursday, March 04, 2021

Hawaii & Samoa under TSUNAMI WATCH after 8.0 earthquake north of New Zealand — RT World News



American Samoa has been placed under a tsunami warning and Hawaii on a tsunami watch after an 8.0 magnitude earthquake was registered in the Kermadec Islands, north of New Zealand.
The northeastern coast of New Zealand was also placed on a tsunami warning, with the country’s civil defense ordering residents to “move immediately to nearest high ground… or as far inland as possible.”

Kermadec Islands, located in the South Pacific approximately 500 miles (800 km) northeast of New Zealand, have been shaken by a series of tremors on Friday morning local time, ranging from 5.0 to 8.0 in magnitude.

Also known as Rangitāhua, the islands belong to New Zealand and are 1,200 miles (1,945 km) southwest of Samoa, and over 3,700 miles (6,800 km) from Hawaii...


 Magnitude    Mw 7.9
Date time    2021-03-04 19:28:33.8 UTC
Location    29.60 S ; 177.12 W
Depth    10 km
Distances :

   961 km S of Nuku‘alofa, Tonga / pop: 22,400 / local time: 08:28:33.8 2021-03-05
945 km S of ‘Ohonua, Tonga / pop: 1,200 / local time: 08:28:33.8 2021-03-05


  1. Tsunami watch for Hawaii & Samoa lifted after series of powerful quakes strike New Zealand, triggering evacuations

    1. Around 25 aftershocks of 5.0 magnitude and over have been registered after a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of the Kermadec Islands listed as the New Zealand outlying islands, the Australian geological survey reports.

      Earlier on Thursday, the US Geological Survey informed about the 8.0-magnitude quake near the Kermadec Islands. The US national tsunami warning center issued an alert. In light of this, the New Zealand emergencies agency told residents of the regions in the risk zone to urgently evacuate. Later, the agency cancelled its tsunami warning, noting that there is still small risk of high waves. It is expected that the current recommendations will be lifted by evening.


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