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No tsunami threat to New Zealand

No tsunami threat to New Zealand following SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS earthquake

There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the magnitude 7.6 SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS earthquake at 2018-12-05 5:18 PM.

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has assessed the information with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has issued a National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand message to all relevant local civil defence authorities, emergency services and other agencies.

Only messages issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management represent the official warning status for New Zealand. Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre messages do not represent the official warning status for New Zealand.

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