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6am: The Ministry of Civil Defence has issued a tsunami warning for East Coast of the North Island. More to come.
originally posted by: Peeple
a reply to: reldra
Any links? We're are you getting this from? How bad is it? What does it mean? Tsunami?
I only find a 5,7 18 hours ago?
WEHW42 PHEB 011644
TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT NUMBER 1
NWS PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER EWA BEACH HI
644 AM HST THU SEP 01 2016
TO - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT IN THE STATE OF HAWAII
SUBJECT - TSUNAMI INFORMATION STATEMENT
THIS STATEMENT IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY. NO ACTION REQUIRED.
AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS
ORIGIN TIME - 0638 AM HST 01 SEP 2016
COORDINATES - 37.5 SOUTH 178.8 EAST
LOCATION - OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND N.Z.
MAGNITUDE - 7.2 MOMENT
BASED ON ALL AVAILABLE DATA A DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS
NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII. REPEAT. A
DESTRUCTIVE PACIFIC-WIDE TSUNAMI IS NOT EXPECTED AND THERE IS NO
TSUNAMI THREAT TO HAWAII.
THIS WILL BE THE ONLY STATEMENT ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL DATA ARE RECEIVED.
Last Event Details
Location: off the east coast of North Island, New Zealand
Magnitude: 7.2, Depth: 98.8 (Mi.)
Lat: 37.5 ° S Lon: 178.8 ° E
Origin Time: 9/1/2016, 11:37:57 AM
Shockwaves were felt throughout the North Island and the Nelson region, but concentrated on the Bay of Plenty and Wellington.The quake was at a depth of 55 kilometres and has been followed by a flurry of aftershocks, the largest being 6.2.Civil Defence is monitoring the situation and is not aware of any damage at the moment.
originally posted by: skywatcher44
Still rumblings and aftershocks or are these preshocks I sure hope not..
Communications advisor Sheridan Gundry says no official tsunami warning has been received but has urged anyone living on the Gisborne region coastline who felt the earthquake as “long and strong” to get to higher ground or as far inland as possible.
People are being advised to take their radios and pets with them if possible.Almost 5000 people said they felt the tremor which struck just after 4.30am.
potential tsunami threat issued