Checks on Boat Moorings May Be Worthwhile After Chile Quake
1615 hours 2 April
Checks on Boat Moorings May Be
Worthwhile Following Chile Quake
Boaties on the
Waikato’s east coast may want to consider checking their
vessel’s moorings following the big earthquake off
Chile’s coast today.
Currently it is not thought there
is any significant threat to New Zealand from tsunami
generated by the quake.
But there is the possibility of
unusual tidal currents in coastal areas over the next couple
of days as a result of energy released by the quake,
particularly around harbours and estuaries.
precaution, boaties may want to check their moorings are
secure just in case any issues develop,” said Waikato
civil defence group controller Scott Fowlds.
will issue further advice as the situation warrants.
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