Off the coast of the Kermadec Islands in the north of New Zealand, there have been a series of large aftershocks in the vicinity after a major earthquake of magnitude 8.1 that occurred early in the morning of the 5th of Japan time.
New Zealand disaster prevention officials are calling for preparedness for shaking and tsunamis, saying that aftershocks may continue.
Before 4:30 am on the 5th of Japan time, there was a major earthquake of magnitude 8.1 originating from the Kermadec Islands on the north side of New Zealand, and according to NOAA = National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 50 on the island between Australia and New Zealand. A tsunami over a centimeter was observed.
Around the epicenter, large aftershocks continued after this earthquake, and according to the USGS = US Geological Survey, a magnitude 6.1 earthquake occurred at around 4:16 pm on the 6th of Japan time. So far, there have been a total of 6 earthquakes with a magnitude of 6 or more.
According to New Zealand's disaster prevention authorities and local media, no major damage to buildings or people has been confirmed due to the series of earthquakes.
New Zealand's disaster prevention authorities have lifted all tsunami warnings that have been issued so far, but continue to be wary of possible large aftershocks for the next 30 days and prepare residents for shaking and tsunamis. I'm calling.