A seismic tremor with an extent of 7.8 struck focal New Zealand soon after 12am
New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defense and Emergency Management cautioned of the danger of ruinous waves along the nation’s whole east drift and asked the locals in low-lying territories to clear and look for higher ground.
“The whole house rolled like a serpent and some things smashed, the power went out,”
“We were asleep and woken to the house shaking, it kept going and going and felt like it was going to build up,”
“We’re getting aftershocks at the moment. We’re going to stock up on water supplies just in case.”