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Stronger than usual currents expected on east coast

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2 April 2014

Stronger than usual currents on east coast of NZ from about 2.30am Thursday April 3

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management issued the following national advisory at 4.05 pm today

Following the magnitude 8.2 earthquake off the coast of Chile, people on the east coast of New Zealand should be aware there are likely to be stronger than usual currents from about 2.30am Thursday April 3. Currents are likely to be strongest in harbours and estuaries. Unusual currents should be expected for all of Thursday. People on beaches or boats should take additional care.

Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management advises that if there are to be any effects on the Taranaki coastline, they may be evident from 6 am tomorrow, Thursday 3 April.

Authorised by

Gary Bedford, Duty Officer, Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management

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