7.07.11.Amerikanskie seismologists recorded a strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 in the area of New Zealand. Tremors occurred near the Kermadec Islands. Declared a tsunami threat.
MOSCOW, July 6 — RIA Novosti. Earthquake of magnitude 7.8 occurred on Wednesday in New Zealand declared a tsunami threat, said the U.S. Geological Survey website.
According to seismologists, the earthquake registered at 7.3 on Thursday local time (23.03 MSK environment), its epicenter was located 163 kilometers from the island of Raoul in the island arc Kermandek. The earthquake, it is estimated at a depth of 1 kilometer.
Reports of casualties or damage have been reported yet.
As noted by Reuters, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning of a possible tsunami, but no data about whether it was formed, in fact. However, if the tsunami it has, then it can get to the East Cape of New Zealand for two hours, while the archipelago Auckland — within three.
In late February, 6.3 magnitude earthquake almost destroyed the center of Christchurch city on the North Island of New Zealand. Then 240 men were killed or missing. Economic damage to the elements, is estimated at $ 15 billion.
Source: RIA Novosti
Kermadec (English Kermadec Islands) — Island arc in the South Pacific Ocean.
The islands are located in the 800-1000 km north-east of the North Island of New Zealand and more than 1100 km south-west of Ata (Tonga). Named after the French archipelago Huon de Kermadec navigator.
Worked three buoy tsunami early warning National Data Buoy Center