Within the last ten hours, three powerful earthquakes hit Micronesia and New Zealand on December 8, 2017.
The first strong and shallow earthquake struck with a magnitude of 6.5 the State of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia at 00:22 UTC on December 8, 2017 at a depth of 13.7 km (8.5 miles). Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.
The second powerful quake, again a shallow earthquake, hit the Kermadec Islands, New Zealand at 02:09 UTC on December 8, 2017 at a depth of 10 km (6.2 miles). The M6.2 earthquake didn’t trigger any tsunami.
Finally, the third strong and shallow (12.6 miles) earthquake – and second of the day for the State of Yap, Micronesia – hit at 09:51 UTC on December 8, 2017. The magnitude of this last quake was M6.4. Based on all available data, there is no tsunami threat from this earthquake.