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National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

No: 01

Issued 1810 22 JAN 2017
More Detail: An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:

Origin time:
UTC 0430 22 JAN 2017
NZ time:
NZDT 1730 22 JAN 2017
Co-ordinates:
6.1 SOUTH 155.2 EAST
Depth:
168 KMS
Location:
SOLOMON ISLANDS
Magnitude:
7.9

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 Threat Message 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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