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6.10am: Small 30cm surges have been recorded at East Cape. The first waves aren't always the biggest and the advice remains to get to higher ground or as far inland as possible.6am: Confirmation a tsunami generated at East Cape, with a wave measuring 30cm a short time ago.6am: The Ministry of Civil Defence has issued a tsunami warning for East Coast of the North Island. The warning covers Auckland, Waikato and Bay of Plenty, and upper South Island.
At this stage, small 30cm surges have been recorded on the gauge at East Cape. While these might be small, the first waves aren't always the biggest and the advice remains to get to higher ground or as far inland as possible.Please don't go sightseeing and stay away from any beaches, rivers and streams along coastal areas of the Gisborne District.
originally posted by: jhn7537
a reply to: reldra
Tsunami warning for any other coastal areas along the Pacific?
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7.45am: Britomart train station reopens. Newmarket station experiencing huge numbers of people as extra buses are put on to try to get the backlog of people into the CBD.
-7:15 AM People in the Gisborne district may return to their homes but are strongly advised to stay off the beaches and away from streams and estuaries this morning.- Several 30cm surges have been experienced.- A tsunami threat to marine and beach areas remains in force.- Tairawhiti Civil Defence Emergency Management controller John Clarke says if people feel another long and strong earthquake, they should again head for higher ground or as far inland as possible.- Schools are open today except for Tolaga Bay Area School, which had to make a call early because of school buses.- Tairawhiti Civil Defence Emergency Management advises people to listen to their local radio for advice from Civil Defence or see Gisborne District Council’s Facebook page.- People in coastal areas should note that tsunami currents and surges are possible for the next 24 hours.