March 6, 2021

NEW ZEALAND: Three Massive Earthquakes 7.3 Magnitude, 7.4 Magnitude, And 8.1 Magnitude Struck Off The Coast Of Mainland New Zealand.

dutchsinse published March 4, 2021: M8.1 , M7.4 + M7.3 -- THREE Mega-quakes strikes North of New Zealand. As expected, M8.0+ earthquake activity has returned this week. This is what we were waiting for.

I recommend that you follow dutchsinse on YouTube for regular worldwide earthquake and volcano activity updates. He does great work. He's very dedicated and enthusiastic. I appreciate him.

9 News Australia published March 5, 2021: New Zealand earthquake and tsunami threat passes. A sense of calm is returning to New Zealand and surrounding islands tonight after a terrifying early morning earthquake, triggering evacuations and tsunami warnings for communities.
GNS Science published March 23, 2017: New Zealand's Hidden Megathrust Fault

WGN9 News
written by Nexstar Media Wire
Thursday March 4, 2021

Three massive earthquakes have struck off the coast of mainland New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, spurring four separate tsunami warnings. The first warning was revoked.

The first earthquake, of 7.3 magnitude, hit at 1:27 pm UTC, 94 miles from the Bay of Plenty in New Zealand, according to the Geological Survey. The earthquake shook at a depth of 20.8 km.

The second, slightly more powerful quake struck at 5:41 pm UTC, with a magnitude of 7.4 and a depth of 55.6 km. It hit near the Kermadec Islands off mainland New Zealand.

A third earthquake, of 8.1 magnitude, struck at 7:28 pm UTC in the middle of the ocean near the Kermadec Islands, spurring a tsunami warning for all of Samoa, as well as the east coast of the North Island from the Bay of Islands to Whangarei, from Matata to Tolaga Bay, and the Great Barrier Island.
“The earthquake may not have been felt in some of these areas, but evacuation should be immediate as a damaging tsunami is possible.”
No injuries have been reported from the first two earthquakes.

Gisborne Mayor Rehette Stoltz told TV New Zealand, “I’ve heard reports of little bits of damage, nothing major at this stage.”

In response to the first earthquake, New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency issued a tsunami warning, which it later revoked.

It issued a second tsunami warning after the second quake for the East Coast of the North Island from the Bay of Islands to Whangarei.

“We expect New Zealand coastal areas to experience strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges at the shore,” the agency wrote.

The agency asked people in or near the sea to move off the water and away from beaches, shore areas, harbors, rivers and estuaries.

No evacuations were called.

A magnitude 6.3 quake hit the city of Christchurch, New Zealand in 2011, killing 185 people.

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