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National Advisory: Tsunami CANCELLATION

National Advisory: Tsunami - Potential Marine and Beach Threat CANCELLATION - Minor threat remains
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No: 05
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Issued at 2100 hours on 06/02/2013.


Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).

Tsunami advisory cancelled:
The National Advisory: Tsunami Potential Marine and Beach Threat issued by MCDEM earlier today in response to the Santa Cruz Islands earthquake and local tsunami has now been cancelled.

The threat to most areas of New Zealand's coast has now passed.

However, a minor threat still remains on the West Coast from Taranaki to Milford Sound for the next 24 hours. Advice from GeoNet Tsunami Expert Panel is that there may be unusual water conditions e.g. local tidal surges and strong currents, especially during the early hours of Thursday 7 February. People should exercise caution and discretion before entering the water or going out in small boats.
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Earthquake parameters:
Origin time: 0112 ZULU
NZ time: 1412 NZDT 06 FEB 2013
Co-ordinates: 10.9 SOUTH 165.1 EAST
Depth: 33 KM
Location: SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Magnitude: 8.0
The above magnitude is provisional and may be increased or decreased as more seismic data becomes available.
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Summary:

This is the last message via the national warning system for this event.

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

This cancellation message will be broadcast under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with public broadcasters.
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NCMC status:

The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is standing down from 2100 hours tonight. This event will continue to be monitored by the 24/7 MCDEM Duty Team.

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

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