There has been a swarm of earthquakes including some large ones around New Zealand and the Kermadec Islands and these generated Tsunami warnings. Our phones have been going mad with screaming alerts. First my phone has the alert then Doug's a few minutes later.
People were evacuated from the coast and the Whangarei CBD was also evacuated being at sea level. Luckily we are quite high up so no problems.
We had intended going to the Bay of Islands this week but our car had a problem and the earliest it could be worked on was today as the garage is so busy. If we had been up north we would have had to go to higher ground as the hotel is at sea level.
As it was our car could not be worked on as Nissan had shut for the day due to the Tsunami alerts and a part was needed. The garage had checked the part was in stock but left it till today to buy it.
Luckily there were only tidal surges and no damage done. and the alerts were lifted after lunch.
I have been busy in the garden removing most of the tomato plants and everything is looking a lot tidier.
This is a map of the earthquakes on earth today. As you can see there are an awful lot around us.