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National Advisory: Potential Tsunami Threat CANCELLED

National Advisory: Potential Tsunami Threat CANCELLED

No:  2

Issued 08:30 9 December 2017
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the Tsunami Potential Threat advisory issued eralier this morning.

NOTE: We advise precaution to people who need to conduct activities in or on the water today, especially along the west coast of both the North and South Islands.

There could be strong and unusual currents for the rest of the day, therefore MCDEM advise people to stay out of the water.

More Detail: An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:

Origin time:
1739 8 December 2016
NZ time:
06:39 9 December 2016
10.7S 161.4 E
Solomon Islands

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

NCMC status:
The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is standing down for this event from 09:00 today.
After this time, normal Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management contact details will apply:
General enquiries to: 04 817 8555
Media enquiries to: 04 494 6951

Further information:
This is the last message via the National Warning System for this event.

Useful websites:


Issued by:
Message authorised by the National Controller, Civil Defence Emergency Management.

End of Message

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