New Zealand Earthquake rocks the island nation today measured 7.1 on Richter scale with growing possibilities of Tsunami being predicted. The disastrous earthquake, very much similar to the one that happened in Turkey and Syria. Considering the fact that New Zealand is primarily a coastal country, chances of Tsunami are also ripe, especially since the quake has been triggered at a depth of 41 kms from the surface, as per reports.
New Zealand Earthquake – Effects of the disaster
The earthquake, measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale was centered around the Kermadec Islands located towards the northern part of New Zealand as per the United States Geological Survey reports. As per the reports from the National Centre of Seismology, the earthquake took place around 6.25 am IST. However, the exact number of casualties is yet to be confirmed by the relevant sources. The damages incurred on the property too, apart from loss or damages sustained on the properties.
Official updates by National Emergency Management Agency
Following the New Zealand Earthquake, the National Emergency Management Agency took to the social media platform, Twitter to clarify the details from the official sources. They confirmed that there are no forecasts as far as the Tsunami is concerned, even though a few other media houses differ in their opinion.
New Zealand Earthquake demography
As per the demography, similar to the Japanese islands, New Zealand too as a country is also prone to earthquakes. Several such earthquakes have been happening in the country on a regular basis, but the impact has not been alarming. The reason for the same can be attributed to the fact that the country falls at the convergence of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates. New Zealand also falls under the “Ring Of Fire” which is considered to be the zone with high tectonic activity.
The earthquake that occurred today is the 2nd one that the country witnessed in the present calendar year with the 1st one that happened just about a month ago in February with its epicenter at Northwest of Paraparaumu.
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