Pacific Ocean shaken by 7.7 magnitude earthquake, tsunami warning for three countries: Earthquake in Pacific Ocean: Very strong earthquake tremors have been felt in the Pacific Ocean. The intensity was 7.7 on the Richter scale. Heavy damage is being expected. Tsunami warnings have been issued for three countries after the dangerous tremors of the earthquake.These include Vanuatu, Fiji, New Caledonia. According to the United States Geological Survey, this earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers of the ground.Tsunami can happen at any time: Vanuatu Meteorology
The Vanuatu Meteorology and Geo-Hazards Department issued a warning, writing that an earthquake of this magnitude has the potential to generate a devastating tsunami that could strike coastlines near the epicenter and more distant coastlines within minutes. The National Disaster Management Office advises people throughout Vanuatu Group to take appropriate action and precautionary measures upon receipt of this advice. This includes immediate evacuation from coastal areas to higher places.When and how does an earthquake occur?
The tectonic plates present inside the earth are always moving slowly. But, sometimes due to friction, they get stuck on their edges or collide with each other or climb on each other, enter each other. Generally, due to these reasons, when the conditions of the plates suddenly change or they suddenly change in place, then earthquakes occur. Because of this, energy comes out from the earth’s womb, which comes up after passing through the earth’s crust (crust or outer part of the earth) and we feel vibrations on the surface. The earth’s crust is divided into 7 pieces and this is called tectonic plate.