Japan Earthquake – tsunami warning is in effect for New Zealand

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0751, 12 March, 2011
A tsunami marine and minor land threat warning is in effect for New Zealand:
The tsunami warning will remain in effect until a cancellation message is issued by MCDEM.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Warning for New Zealand in response to the above earthquake. Confirmation has been received that a tsunami was generated. Wave heights of up to 4 metres have been measured in coastal Japan. Wave heights of 0.2 m have been observed in Nauru and Honiara.

2000, 11 March, 2011
A tsunami potential threat advisory is in effect for New Zealand:
The advisory will remain in effect until it is upgraded to a national warning or a cancellation message is issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).

An earthquake of magnitude 8.8 has occured in Japan causing signifcant local damage.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Watch – in response to the above earthquake.

Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand. Local civil defence authorities may supplement these messages by applying local threat assessments.

A tsunami is possible. MCDEM and scientific advisors are assessing the severity of the threat to New Zealand.

People in coastal areas should:

1. Stay off beaches
2. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities)
3. Do not go sightseeing
4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends
5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates
6. Follow instructions of your local Civil Defence authorities.

MCDEM and scientific advisors are closely monitoring the situation to determine whether a tsunami has been generated and to assess the severity of the threat to New Zealand. More information about this event will follow.
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2 Responses to “Japan Earthquake – tsunami warning is in effect for New Zealand”

  1. GNLD UK says:

    The Japan situation is terrible, but imagine the Tsunami had hit Tokyo or Yokohama? Things would have been so much worse. Small consolation.

    My heart goes out to the Japanese who have suffered a tripple whammy in the form of an earthquake, tsunami and a threat of nuclear crisis.

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