Tsunami threat cancelled for New Zealand coastal areas
Tsunami threat cancelled for New Zealand coastal
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency
Management (MCDEM) has cancelled a potential Tsunami threat
for New Zealand coastal areas, and there is no threat to
Christchurch or Banks Peninsula.
The tsunami experts panel
(TEP) are advising that there is not likely to be a tsunami
threat for New Zealand following a magnitude 7.6 earthquake
this morning off the coast of the Solomon Islands.
caution will still have to be given regarding potentially
strong, unpredictable currents around coastal areas of New
Zealand. This includes areas around the northwest part of
the North Island, and based on past experience along the
west coast of the South Island (e.g. Greymouth,
The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is
standing down from
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