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Kermadec Earthquake - No Tsunami Threat to NZ [0747 24/6/14]

National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand


No: 01


Issued at 0747 hours on 24/06/2014.

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


An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:

Origin time:1919 ZULU 23 JUN 2014
NZ time:0719 NZST 24 JUN 2014
Co-ordinates:30.1 SOUTH 177.0 WEST
Depth:5 KM

The above magnitude is provisional and may be increased or decreased as more seismic data becomes available.



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 theearthquake 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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