New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardren’s live speech on May 25 was interrupted by the earthquake.
During the interview in the morning show for Newshub, cameras and lighting began to shake in the room where Ardren was located, while everything else in the room remained motionless. According to the prime minister, there was a “small earthquake.”
According to The Guardian, the earthquake occurred 30 kilometers from the city of Levin at a depth of 37 kilometers. It lasted about 15 seconds. The Prime Minister was not injured, and after the tremors, the interview was continued.
Earlier, on May 19, two earthquakes of magnitude 5.3 occurred on the east and west coast of the Japanese island of Honshu with an interval of less than one hour.