In connection with the threat of a tsunami, the authorities of New Zealand announced an urgent evacuation on the island of North, writes the newspaper New Zealand Herald.
The threat of a tsunami was declared after a powerful earthquake of magnitude 8.1 in the area of New Zealand’s Kermadec archipelago in the Pacific Ocean.
Residents of the coastal area of the island of Severny were ordered to evacuate to high places urgently.
The publication reports thousands of residents leaving their homes. There were traffic jams on the roads. Traffic is particularly difficult at the exit from Whangarei.