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US News New Zealand: Prime Minister keeps calm in the face of a live earthquake

13:00  25 may  2020
13:00  25 may  2020 Source:   parismatch.com

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New Zealand 's PM Jacinda Ardern carries on a live TV interview as an earthquake hits parliament. New Zealand has stopped virus transmission - PM Ardern Jump to media player The prime minister says people must remain vigilance to avoid a second wave of cases.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was unflustered by an earthquake that struck the capital Wellington on Monday while she was doing a live TV Ms Ardern was speaking on a live TV interview at the time from the parliament building, called the Beehive. "We’re just having a bit of an earthquake

Jacinda Arden, the Prime Minister of New Zealand was impassive during a live interview on television, in the middle of the magnitude 5 earthquake, 6.

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In any situation, the New Zealand Prime Minister remains legendary calm. On Monday morning, she was live on television for an interview when a 5.6 magnitude earthquake occurred. Keeping her smile and her composure, Jacinda Arden quickly looked around to assess the danger, before saying to her interlocutor: "We are having an earthquake here". The Prime Minister was in Wellington where the head of government was interviewed live during an early morning broadcast from a parliament building designed to absorb earthquake forces while oscillating on its foundations. The journalist was in Auckland, much further north of the island. When asked by the presenter if she would prefer to take a break to take shelter, she replied, "No, that's it, it's over. Everything is fine, I am not under the hanging lights and I am in a protected place ”. Then she regained full confidence and continued the interview.

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An earthquake that struck near New Zealand 's capital had people diving for cover - but not prime minister Jacinda Ardern who continued with a The 5.8 magnitude earthquake on Monday morning was 23 miles (37km) deep and the epicentre was 18.6m (30km) northwest of Levin, a city in the

The quake caught New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern mid-interview. The PM, who was responding to a question live on-air when the rattle occurred, appeared unperturbed by the mild shaking. "We're just having a bit of an earthquake here quite a decent shake here,” Ardern said. Asked by the interview

'We're just having a bit of an earthquake here.'

Watch the moment a magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit during a live interview with New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

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The archipelago is at the limit of the tectonic plates of the Australia and the Pacific, part of the Pacific "ring of fire", where up to 15,000 earthquakes are recorded each year. But only between 100 to 150 are strong enough to be felt.

An earthquake measuring 6.3 killed 185 people in February 2011 in Christchurch, on the South Island. In 2016, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Kaikoura, on the northern coast, was the second strongest on record in the country.

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