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Tsunami threat to NZ cancelled

Thursday, 7 July 2011 12:00 a.m.

Tsunami warning cancelled:

A tsunami was confirmed from the earthquake in the Kermadec Islands. Advice from GNS Science is that the tsunami does not represent a threat to New Zealand. However, they expect that there will be unusually strong tidal surges and currents.
For the next 24 hours people should exercise caution and discretion before entering the water or going out in small boats in all parts of New Zealand.

Earthquake parameters:

Origin time: 1903Z 6 July 2011
NZ time: 0703 7 July 2011
Co-ordinates: 29.4 SOUTH  175.7 WEST
Depth:  48 km
Location: Kermadec Islands
Magnitude:  7.8
The above magnitude is provisional and may be increased or decreased as more seismic data becomes available. 

Summary:

This is the last message via the national warning system for this event.

NCMC status: 

The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is standing down from 1000 7 July 2011. After this time, normal Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management contact details will apply:

For more media information please contact Bronwyn Campbell, Group Public Information Manager on 021 287 9380.                                                           

Useful websites:

http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/
http://www.getthru.govt.nz/

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