New Delhi: Following an intense 7.4 magnitude earthquake 100 kilometres away from the coast of L’Esperance rock on Sunday morning, north New Zealand, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a brief tsunami warning for coasts within the radius of 300 km radius.
However, updating their earlier advice, the authorities have said that there is “no threat from a tsunami” now.
The islands of New Zealand, America Samoa, Samoa, Cook Islands, Soloman Islands, Toga, Vaniati and Figi, along with Wallis and Futuna were initially notified with the tsunami warning.
The earthquake occurred near the Kermadec Islands which are a part of the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ and are known for regular earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.
More details awaited.