Magnitude 5+ Earthquakes – Global
7.8 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.
A tsunami with 2.5m high waves was triggered by the earthquake, arriving about 2 hours later. People living along the coast have been warned to ‘move to higher ground’ – with the first wave already hitting the north east coast of South Island.
The quake struck in darkness in the early hours of Monday morning in Christchurch which was reduced to rubble by a 6.3 earthquake just five years ago. The tsunami threat is for the east coast of all New Zealand including Christchurch, Wellington and the Chatham islands.
Initial reports of widespread damage to buildings and property.
6.3 Earthquake hits the Philippines.
6.2 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.
5.9 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.
Two 5.8 Earthquakes hit South Island, New Zealand.
5.7 Earthquake hits Catamarca, Argentina.
5.5 Earthquake hits south of Fiji.
5.3 Earthquake hits Alaska.
5.2 Earthquake hits South Island, New Zealand.
5.2 Earthquake hits Taiwan.
5.2 Earthquake hits south of Panama.
5.0 Earthquake hits the Cook Strait, New Zealand.