Tuesday, August 10, 2010

National Advisory - Tsunami - No Threat to NZ

National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

No: 01

Issued at 18:10 NZST hours on 10/8/10

Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).

An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:

Origin time:

0524Z 10 AUG 2010

NZ time:

17:24 NZST 10 AUG 2010


17.5 SOUTH 168.0 EAST


21 KM





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


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

Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand.

MCDEM has assessed the information with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.

This advisory has been issued to all local civil defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media.

This will be the final message via the national warning system for this event unless the event parameters change significantly.

EDIT: And here's the Stuff article on it - apparently a small 22cm tsunami recorded in Port Vila - http://www.stuff.co.nz/4009679/7-5-earthquake-strikes-Vanuatu

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