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Chile Earthquake - Tsunami Threat To NZ Unlikely

Issued at 13.20 hours on 02 APRIL 2014

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

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An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:

Origin time:2347Z 01 APRIL 2014
NZ time:1247NZDT 02 APRIL 2014
Co-ordinates:19.8 SOUTH 70.8 WEST
Depth:10 KM
Location:NEAR COAST OF NORTHERN CHILE
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:

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Information Bulletin in response to the above earthquake.

Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand.

MCDEM 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.

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

This will be the final message via the national warning system for this event unless the event parameters change significantly.
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NCMC status:

The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is not activated.

Normal Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management contact details apply.


Useful websites:
www.civildefence.govt.nz
www.getthru.govt.nz

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