As reported vesti.ru, second from the last day earthquake — magnitude 5.1 — happened today near the Kermadec Islands, located a thousand kilometers to the north-east of New Zealand, according to ITAR-TASS.
According to the New Zealand Seismological Service, the tremors were felt in a radius of 187 km. The hearth was in the disaster area Raoul Island — the largest of the four islands of the archipelago.
As the Minister of Civil Defence New Zealand Craig Foss, "despite the cancellation of the tsunami warning, created after the first earthquake of magnitude 7.6, the local population is recommended to stay away from the coastline."
According to him, "New Zealand has never been in such danger from rampant water element." According to the Seismological Service, the island Raul wave height reached the level of 1.9 meters, and the top of the archipelago — about one meter. Small tsunami recorded sensors and near the Great Barrier Reef.