7.2 quake off New Zealand triggers brief tsunami scare
New Zealand, June 16, 2019: A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake has struck some 100 kilometers off L'Esperance rock, north of New Zealand, briefly triggering a tsunami warning for multiple coasts within 300 km radius.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for the coasts of New Zealand, America Samoa, Cook Islands and Figi, noting however that the waves are not expected to reach more than 0.3 meters above the tide level. Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Toga, Vanuatu have been warned as well, in addition to Wallis and Futuna.
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