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National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand
No: 01
Issued at 02:55 hours on 26/12/2010.

Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).
An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:
Origin time: 1317 ZULU 25 Dec 2010
NZ time: 0217NZDT 26 Dec 2010
Co-ordinates: 19.7 South 168.0 East
Depth: 33KM
Location: Vanuatu Island region
Magnitude: 7.6
The above magnitude is provisional and may be increased or decreased as more seismic data becomes available.
Summary:

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Information Bulletin in response to the above earthquake.

Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand.

MCDEM has assessed the information with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.

This advisory has been issued to all local civil defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media.

This will be the final message via the national warning system for this event unless the event parameters change significantly.
NCMC status:

The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is not activated.

Useful websites:
http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/
http://www.getthru.govt.nz/
Issued by:

Message authorised by the National Controller, Civil Defence Emergency Management.
End of Message

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