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NZ Tsunami warnings CANCELLED

The latest on the cancellation of the New Zealand tsunami warning by the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management.

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

Tsunami warning cancelled:

According to scientifc advice, no further tsunami threat exists for New Zealand coastlines as a result of the earthquake described below. Nonetheless minor fluctuations in sea level may continue for up to 48 hours and caution is required on beaches and in marine environments.

Earthquake parameters: Origin time:
0545Z 11 March 2011
NZ time: 1846NZDT 11 March 2011
Co-ordinates: 38.2 North 142.5 East
Depth: 24km
Location: Near East Coast of Honshu, Japan
Magnitude: 8.9 


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

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

This cancellation message will be broadcast under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with public broadcasters.

NCMC status:

The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) will remain activated for the Christchurch earthquake event.

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Issued by:

Message authorised by the National Controller, Civil Defence Emergency Management


Glenda on 11/03/2011 7:31pm

The water in the Kerikeri Inlet is being sucked out now. Tide was coming in up till about 10 mins ago. Lots of mud banks appearing that were covered.

DazzaMc on 11/03/2011 10:29pm

Videos of wave/tidal surges in NZ please!!
If you can…

Don’t go heading down to the beach to get them… but if you happen to be standing there with a camera in your hands and you can safely view the action…


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