An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 7.3 Richter was registered in New Zealand this Thursday at 10:27 am in Chile (1:27 pm UCT).
The Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service of the Chilean Navy (SHOA) ruled out a possible tsunami off the coast of our country, the Emergency Office of the Ministry of the Interior indicated on Twitter (One my).
For its part, as reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the telluric movement was of magnitude 6.9 on the Richter scale, and was located at 178 kilometers northeast of Gisborne, to a depth of 10 km.
SHOA indicates that the characteristics of a magnitude 7.3 earthquake, located 237 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand; It does NOT meet the necessary conditions to generate a tsunami off the coast of Chile. More info in https://t.co/r4IfR3uDDH
— onemichile (@onemichile) March 4, 2021
Notable quake, preliminary info: M 6.9 – 178 km NE of Gisborne, New Zealand https://t.co/Q8v9nsRMl1
— USGS Earthquakes (@USGS_Quakes) March 4, 2021