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National Warning: Tsunami Threat To Land And Marine Areas

This is a Tsunami Warning for New Zealand coastal areas following the magnitude 8.1 earthquake near KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION.

There is a LAND and MARINE TSUNAMI THREAT. An Emergency Mobile Alert will be issued to the areas under land and marine tsunami threat. Listen to local civil defence authorities and follow any instructions regarding evacuation of your area.


Coastal inundation (flooding of land areas) is expected in the following areas:

The West Coast of the North Island from CAPE REINGA to AHIPARA.

The East Coast of the North Island from CAPE REINGA to WHANGAREI, from MATATA to TOLAGA BAY including Whakatane and Opotiki.


Strong and unusual currents and unpredictable surges near the shore are expected in the following areas. This means a threat to beach, harbour, estuary and small boat activities.

The West Coast of the North Island from AHIPARA to MAKARA including the West Coast of Auckland, Manukau Harbour, New Plymouth, Whanganui and the Kapiti Coast.

The East Coast of the North Island from WHANGAREI to MATATA including Whangarei, the East Coast of Auckland, Waiheke Island, Waitemata Harbour and Tauranga, from TOLAGA BAY to LAKE FERRY including Gisborne and Napier.

The West and South Coasts of the South Island from FAREWELL SPIT to PUYSEGUR POINT including Westport, Greymouth and Hokitika.

The top of the South Island from FAREWELL SPIT to PORT UNDERWOOD including Nelson, Picton and the Marlborough Sounds.

The East and South Coasts of the South Island from the WAIPARA RIVER to the RAKAIA RIVER including Christchurch and Banks Peninsula, from the TAIERI RIVER to PUYSEGUR POINT including Invercargill.



There is no tsunami threat in all other areas.

The first waves may reach New Zealand in the areas around LOTTIN POINT at approximately 9:49am New Zealand DaylightTime.

LocationEarliest Wave Arrival Time
Auckland East11:35 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
Auckland West11:48 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
BluffNo information
DunedinNo information
East Cape10:31 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
Gisborne10:09 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
Great Barrier IslandNo information
GreymouthNo information
Jackson BayNo information
Kaingaroa Chatham Islands10:51 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
Lottin Point9:49 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
LytteltonNo information
Marlborough SoundsNo information
Milford SoundNo information
Mount Maunganui10:19 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
Napier10:45 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
NelsonNo information
New Plymouth12:29 pm 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
North Cape10:18 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
PictonNo information
Port Tauranga10:26 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
Stewart IslandNo information
TimaruNo information
Waitangi Chatham IslandsNo information
Whanganui12:29 pm 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
Wellington11:06 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT
WestportNo information
Whangarei10:34 am 5 Mar 2021 NZDT

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