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7.8 Strikes New Zealand, Tsunami Warnings, Numerous Aftershocks.


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Posted 13 November 2016 - 07:50 AM

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The east coast of New Zealand has been warned of the tsunami the threat. The islands have been experience smaller quakes for some time, into the 7's. The fault line East of the island and through it has been quite active.

http://earthquake.us...":"us1000778i"}

http://www.foxnews.c...-usgs-says.html

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WELLINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing widespread damage and generating a tsunami.

New Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management warned of the risk of destructive waves along the country's entire east coast and urged residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and seek higher ground.

Waves of up to two metres (6 feet) could be possible for up to two hours, it said.

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Posted 14 November 2016 - 12:54 PM

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The east coast of New Zealand has been warned of the tsunami the threat. The islands have been experience smaller quakes for some time, into the 7's. The fault line East of the island and through it has been quite active.

http://earthquake.us...":"us1000778i"}

http://www.foxnews.c...-usgs-says.html

Map, story.


http://news.trust.or...113113702-re5f9

WELLINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 struck central New Zealand just after midnight, the U.S. Geological Survey said, causing widespread damage and generating a tsunami.

New Zealand's Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management warned of the risk of destructive waves along the country's entire east coast and urged residents in low-lying areas to evacuate and seek higher ground.

Waves of up to two metres (6 feet) could be possible for up to two hours, it said.

 

 

There are a couple of stories/videos from people who recorded blue/green/white flashes that are supposed to be a natural phenomenon associated with very powerful earthquakes.  The skeptic in me attributes those flashes to exploding transformers and arcing power lines, but one article I read said that there is record of this phenomenon going back several hundred years.

 

 

I keep waiting for the PNW to pop.  I think there have been a couple of instances where the Pacific popped in 3 of the 4 corners with a major quake (Chile, New Zealand, and Japan) but nothing hear yet....Probably a gross oversimplification of the whole process on my part.....