Three large earthquakes off New Zealand coast so far: Tsunami warnings have eased…

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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/tsunami-warning-gridlock-as-people-flee-to-higher-ground-following-earthquakes/XTZMKPM6T3YXKGK37VZJZ2NMBQ/

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https://i.stuff.co.nz/national/300245006/live-waves-sea-surges-hit-as-people-evacuate-after-81-earthquake-tsunami-threat?cid=app-iPhone

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Tsunami warning after quake off New Zealand’s Kermadec Islands

Tsunami waves have arrived at Tonga, and are expected to hit the eastern coast of NZ’s North Island soon after a swarm of strong earthquakes struck the area this morning.

A tsunami warning was earlier issued for a large part of the North Island’s east coast as well as Norfolk Island after three severe earthquakes hit off the coast of New Zealand this morning.

Whangarei resident Adam Janes told the NZ Herald the water appeared to have lowered in some areas – the first sign of a tsunami.

“I was just leaving the port and caught a glimpse of the main town basin and I have never seen it that low. You could see the rocks in the channel area…even at low tide you’d never see that,” he said.

Susan Eng, in Tauranga, told the Herald there was “definitely disturbance” to the city’s Waikareao Estuary.

“I noticed the tide started coming in a lot quicker than it normally would. There’s rippley stripes on the estuary [but] there’s only a little bit of breeze. It definitely looks different,” she said.

The first waves were due to hit Lottin Pt, on NZ’s East Cape at around 8am (AEDT) and are expected to arrive at Norfolk at 9am (AEDT). According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre, the waves that will reach New Zealand could possibly range in height from 30cm to 1 metre above tide height.

The Bureau of Meteorology has issued an updated warning for “dangerous” water activity on Norfolk Island occurring from 10am (9amAEDT) this morning.

The warning for the marine environment says there is the “possibility of dangerous rips, waves and strong ocean currents, and some localised overflow onto the immediate foreshore.”


https://www.theaustralian.com.au/world/tsunami-warning-after-quake-off-new-zealands-kermadec-islands/news-story/6bd173f2bab050f820b314f2cb350fbc

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https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/03/earthquakes-traffic-mounts-as-residents-flee-for-higher-ground.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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