FIRE-EARTH Alert: Mass Evacuation Underway in New Zealand amid Major Seismic, Tsunami Threats
Posted by feww on November 14, 2016
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Thousands of people evacuated amid powerful aftershocks, threat of tsunamis, dam collapsing on the Clarence River
Large Earthquake, measuring 7.8Mw, has killed at least 2 people in New Zealand and caused extensive damage to private and public property, destroying roads and other infrastructure, according to the government and local news.
- Significant aftershocks, measuring up to 6.5Mw, have struck eastern and central New Zealand tonight, leaving thousands of residents and tourists stranded.
- M6.5 struck about 38km WSW of Kaikoura, New Zealand, at a depth of about 10km at 00:34:22 (UTC) today (2016-11-14).
- More than 500 aftershocks have struck the region, since a large 7.8 magnitude quake struck the South Island.
- Up to a hundred buildings have been damaged in Wellington Central Business District, hundreds of kms from the epicenter.
- A navy boat is on its way from Auckland to help evacuate thousands of stranded tourists. Authorities are also considering using Air Force aircraft.
- Tsunami alerts are in place for ALL coastal areas of New Zealand.
- Tsunami waves of up to 5 meters are expected.
- FIRE-EARTH Forecast is available from FIRE-EARTH PULSARS.