Potential Tsunami Threat to New Zealand – not Napier
Date: 6 February
Potential Tsunami Threat to New
Zealand – not Napier
The Ministry of Civil
Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a Tsunami
Potential Threat to New Zealand advisory for North Cape,
Auckland West, East Cape, Gisborne, Auckland East, New
Plymouth and Wellington.
At present, there is no
threat to Napier.
tsunami risk is a result of a magnitude 8 earthquake that
occurred at 2.12pm (NZ time) in the Santa Cruz Islands at a
depth of 33km.
MCDEM and scientific advisors are in the
process of assessing the situation to determine the severity
of the threat to New Zealand. Updates will be issued
“Napier Civil Defence will release further information if
the situation changes,” Napier City Council Community
Resilience and Communications Manager, Marcus Hayes-Jones
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