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Potential Tsunami Threat to New Zealand – not Napier


MEDIA RELEASE
For Immediate Release

Date: 6 February 2013

Time: 3.30pm
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.

The 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 says.

Useful websites:
www.napier.govt.nz
www.getthru.govt.nz
www.civildefence.govt.nz
www.geonet.org.nz/tsunami/

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