Washington Post:
Why Thursday’s earthquakes didn’t trigger a damaging Pacific tsunami


A trio of intense earthquakes struck the southwest Pacific on Thursday (Friday morning local time), prompting New Zealanders to evacuate inland twice ahead of possible tsunamis. The first quake, a magnitude 7.3, was dwarfed by a 7.4 and an 8.1 that rocked the seafloor to the north later in the day.

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