Wednesday, December 22, 2010

National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

Wow, it's been months since I've seen one of these, fortunately it's not a threat to us.

It's a handy reminder to think about what you might do if you had to evacuate, or to find out if you live or work in a tsunami evacuation zone, if you don't yet know.

National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand

No: 01

Issued at 07:00 hours on 22/12/2010.

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

An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:

Origin time:

1720 ZULU 21 DEC 2010

NZ time:

0620 NZDT 22 DEC 2010


27.5 NORTH 143.4 EAST


10 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.

NCMC status:

The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is not activated.

Normal Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management contact details apply.
General enquiries to 04 473 7363
Media enquiries to 04 494 6951

Useful websites:

Issued by:

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

End of Message

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