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Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand


Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).
An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:

Origin time:
1328 ZULU 19 APRIL 2014
NZ time:
0128 NZST 20 APRIL 2014
Co-ordinates:
6.7 SOUTH 155.0 EAST
Depth:
10KM
Location:
SOLOMON ISLANDS
Magnitude:
7.8
The above magnitude is provisional and may be increased or decreased as more seismic data becomes available.
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.
NCMC status:

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

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