A magnitude 6.2 earthquake shook the waters south of New Zealand this Wednesday (Tuesday in Ecuador), without authorities reporting casualties or property damage or tsunami warning having been activated.

As for this event, the Oceanographic and Antarctic Institute of the Navy (Inocar) has in any case Indonesian that, based on the data available from the Ocean Monitoring Center, the characteristics of the earthquake in the oceanic nation does not meet the necessary conditions to cause a tsunami to hit the continental and insular coast of Ecuador.

The earthquake’s hypocenter was located at a depth of 10 kilometers and 468 kilometers southwest of Bluff or 485 kilometers southwest of Invercargill. both cities on the southernmost tip of the country’s South Islandreported the United States Geological Survey, which records seismic activity around the world.

New Zealand, with a population of 5 million, straddles the fault line between the Pacific and Oceanic tectonic plates and records about 14,000 earthquakes per yearof which between 100 and 150 have enough power to be detected, the agency describes ef.

On February 22, 2011, dozens of people died in an earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter scale. which shook the city of Christchurch, in the South Island, causing damage to 30,000 buildings.