Tsunami warning within 300 kilometers
Initially, however, no information was available about possible damage or injuries. According to GeoNet information, the quake occurred almost 100 kilometers off the coast of the Gisborne district at a depth of 94 kilometers. The US early warning system issued a tsunami warning for a radius of 300 kilometers.
The civil defense in New Zealand asked people in coastal regions to move to higher areas, reported the newspaper “New Zealand Herald”. Many people in the region drove into the country by car after the warnings. The civil protection agency appealed to citizens to stay away from the water and beaches and to follow the news on radio, television and the Internet. (cat / SDA)