Tsunami confirmed on Australia island after earthquake

praia de Sydney, na Austrália

New Zealand and Fiji remain cautious; Huge waves formed 550 kilometers off the Australian coast

Officer of Australia This Wednesday, the 10th confirmed, the tsunami formation (scale goes up to 10) after the 7.7 magnitude earthquake reached the Pacific Ocean. Tsunami was detected on the island Lord Howe, 550 kilometers off the Australian coast. The New Zealand Warned that there is still a danger of huge waves and directed the population to leave the beaches and avoid rivers, lakes and the sea.

The earthquake occurred in the Pacific 415 kilometers before the island of New Caledonia. according to United States tsunami warning system, new giant waves can form in American Samoa, Fiji and New Caledonia.

The New Zealand Risk Management Agency said in a statement, “New Zealand’s coastal areas are expected to experience strong and rare streams, as well as unexpected movements on the beaches.”

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Cory Weinberg covers the intersection of tech and cities. That means digging into how startups and big tech companies are trying to reshape real estate, transportation, urban planning, and travel. Previously, he reported on Bay Area housing and commercial real estate for the San Francisco Business Times. He received a "best young journalist" award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors.

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