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The earthquake was felt in New Zealand on Monday. Tremors were felt on the eastern coast of the North Island. The earthquake measured 6.1 on the Richter scale. The National Center of Seismology gave information about this earthquake. There is a panic atmosphere in the area after the earthquake.
Fortunately there was no tsunami threat from tonight’s M6.1 earthquake but it’s still a good reminder of the importance of knowing what to do when you feel an earthquake: Drop, Cover and Hold, and if the shaking is Long or Strong: Get Gone. Learn more at https://t.co/aBz04iCeSq https://t.co/aOc7rWwBAC
– National Emergency Management Agency (@NZcivildefence) April 5, 2021
An earthquake of 8.1 magnitude occurred last month
A 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck New Zealand’s north-east coast last month, following which a tsunami alert was issued in the area. The earthquake struck Kermadec Island near northern Iceland. Earlier, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake was felt in some areas. The first earthquake struck 900 kilometers from northern Iceland. It was of 7.2 magnitude. New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) issued an alert regarding the tsunami after the earthquake.
The entire area is located on the Ring of Fire
There is always a possibility of earthquake in New Zealand, Vanuatu and other Pacific islands. The area is located close to the Ring of Fire, a horseshoe-shaped chain of seismic fault lines around the ocean.