Time.news – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake was detected off the coast of New Zealand triggering a Tsunami alarm. This was stated by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, located in Hawaii.
The epicenter of the quake is located approximately 180 kilometers northeast of the city of Gisborne and was felt at 2:27 am local time at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometers.
New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency tweeted calling “anyone near the coast who has felt a long or strong jolt” to “immediately move to the nearest high ground, or as far inland as possible” .
Anyone near the coast who felt a LONG or STRONG quake should MOVE IMMEDIATELY to the nearest high ground, or as far inland as you can #EQNZ
— National Emergency Management Agency (@NZcivildefence) March 4, 2021