The New Zealand’s National Emergency Management Agency has cancelled the national advisory issued following the powerful earthquake of 7.3 magnitude near the New Zealand’s east of the north island. The authority has updated its citizens via a fresh tweet,
Based on GNS Science's modelling and ocean observations on tide gauges and the New Zealand DART Buoys, our science advice is that the threat of strong and unusual currents has now passed for all parts of New Zealand including the Chatham Islands.— National Emergency Management Agency (@NZcivildefence) March 4, 2021
Earlier the authority has issued a Tsunami warning after an earthquake at the depth of nearly 10 km at around 13:27 GMT. The authority had also warned the citizens of a possible tsunami and has ordered its nearby residents to immediately move towards the high level grounds.
TSUNAMI WARNING: Listen to local civil defence authorities and follow any evacuation instructions. Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected in areas under Land and Marine threat. See attached map for affected areas. More info at https://t.co/ccVFYR8001 pic.twitter.com/uVlE3MnPCK— National Emergency Management Agency (@NZcivildefence) March 4, 2021