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Tsunami: All warnings cancelled, but stay out of the water

All land and marine warnings have now been lifted by Civil Defence in New Zealand following a powerful 7.6 earthquake near the Kermadec Islands around 7 this morning.

The earthquake generated a tsunami of around 2 metres.

Warnings were issued for New Zealand but have gradually been cancelled by Civil Defence.

WeatherWatch.co.nz only takes advise from Civil Defence.

Civil Defence says while the warnings have now all been lifted people should avoid marine areas with strong rips and currents likely for the next day or two.

– WeatherWatch.co.nz

Comments

Nicola on 6/07/2011 10:27pm

Hi Phil
You may or may not be the right person to ask, sorry if you’re not! Looking at geonet’s tsunami gauge, there was some activity recorded by the gauge at North Cape around 2am-ish. There doesn’t appear to have been a quake recorded at that time, would this have been weather related or could it be a quake from outside NZ waters causing this?

WW Forecast Team on 7/07/2011 5:15am

Hi Nicola – you’d be best to direct that question to GeoNet sorry.

Cheers

Phil

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