National Advisory: Tsunami - No Threat to New Zealand
Issued at 02:55 hours on 26/12/2010.
Issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM).
An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:
1317 ZULU 25 Dec 2010
0217NZDT 26 Dec 2010
19.7 South 168.0 East
Vanuatu Island region
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.
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
Message authorised by the National Controller, Civil Defence Emergency Management.
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