Earthquakes & Tsunamis -- originally posted on July 15
Two significant earthquakes hit near the southwest coast of New Zealand. After the initial quake of 7.8 (at 5:22 am EDT), a second earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hit the same area 19 minutes later.
Also of note, a 5.0 magnitude quake occurred in the Pacific south of Alaska between the two NZ quakes.
This is a link of latest activity. Subtract 4 hours from the time to get EDT (it’s in a 24 hour form, so 13 is 1 pm, etc)
Here is a link to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center:
Original tsunami warning for NZ:
Tsunami advisory for Hawaii: