To New Zealand after the earthquake came the tsunami: stopped the movement of trains and ferries

The third strong earthquake — a magnitude of 6.2 occurred in New Zealand. Less than a day ago, there happened earthquake with magnitude of 7.8 and 6.5 with a series of aftershocks, reports UKRINFORM.

According to the national geological service of the USA, the epicenter of the quake was located about 90 km North-East of Christchurch, badly affected by the earthquake in 2011. The earthquake lies at a depth of 23 km.

The earthquake was accompanied by a series of aftershocks.

Two hours after that, the coast was approached by a tsunami wave height of about 2.5 meters. The authorities have time to warn the population and asked to leave coastal areas.

According to local media, many schools and businesses on Monday, November 14, remained closed. Stopped the movement of trains and ferries. Damaged many buildings.

New Zealand is part of the so-called Pacific volcanic ring of fire. This is the area where about 90% of all the planet’s earthquakes and 80% of the most powerful of them.




To New Zealand after the earthquake came the tsunami: stopped the movement of trains and ferries 14.11.2016

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