In New Zealand, there was a new powerful earthquake of a magnitude of 6.2, reported Reuters with reference to Geological service of the USA. The quake was recorded at 13:45 (0:45 Moscow time) on the East coast of the South island, near the town of Kaikora.
Authorities reported about a dam on the Clarence river to the North of Kaikora, reports Radio New Zealand. Local residents advised as soon as possible to move on the hill. As reported, down by the river is moving, powerful stream of water.
According to the operational processing of the Altai-Sayan branch of the United
The geophysical survey of RAS, the epicenter of the new earthquake had coordinates 37.34 degrees South latitude and 178.06 degrees East longitude and was in 112 km South of Nelson city, reports “Interfax”. Intensity of concussions in epicentre of the earthquake is assessed as “devastating”.
Approximately in the same area on Sunday was recorded
tremors of magnitude 5.8, a magnitude 6 and a magnitude of 6.3.
The most powerful quake was recorded at 14:03 in Moscow, his
magnitude made 7,8. The epicenter is located in 95 km from the city of Christchurch, located on the South island. The earthquake lies at a depth of 23 km.
Killing at least two people. Authority of New Zealand capital of Wellington has announced the beginning of evacuation of inhabitants of some areas of the city because of the danger of tsunami.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key acknowledged that the situation in the town of Kaikora after the earthquake was worse than he thought, reports TASS. “There reigns complete devastation, I think it takes months for everything to recover,” – said the head of the government reporters after he, along with defence Minister Gerry Brownlee flew by helicopter areas of the East coast of the South island, located near the epicenter of the earthquake.
Kaikoura is a small town in the East of the South island, located about 180 km North of Christchurch. In this village live about 2,200 people.
Russians among the victims of the earthquake in New Zealand no
The Russian Embassy in New Zealand on Monday, November 14, works in a regular mode. TASS said on the phone from Wellington, the second Secretary of the Embassy of the Russian Federation, head of the consular Department Kirill Konstantinov.
“Diplomats, their family members were not injured. According to currently available information, among in the country for Russian citizens there were no injuries, but we continue to closely monitor the situation. At our premises, quite often felt strong tremors, people are naturally excited, several times left the building. Serious damage to the Embassy building was not locked, although the furniture was falling,” – said the diplomat.
As reported by Konstantinov, the Central areas of Wellington are blocked – there is in high-rise buildings work of the emergency services involved in the assessment of damages. The Russian Embassy is located away from the center. “Today we work normally, but depending on the development of the situation ready to go for round the clock operation,” – said the representative of the Embassy.
The United States had offered New Zealand assistance in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake. This was reported on Sunday the head of the press service of the state Department of the USA John Kirby on the results of telephone conversations of Secretary of state John Kerry and Minister of foreign Affairs of New Zealand Murray mcculley.
Kerry, quoted by TASS, expressed his condolences to the families of the victims of the earthquake and promised to keep contact with his colleague.
New Zealand is part of the so-called Pacific volcanic ring of fire, which accounts for about 90% of all earthquakes in the world.