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Tsunami warning now CANCELLED for NZ following M7.1 quake

UPDATED 8:32am — The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management has CANCELLED a tsunami warning for marine and beach areas of the upper north eastern North Island:

Issued at 08:30 NZST 02 September 2016

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the tsunami marine and beach threat warning in place for the North Coast Regions of the North Island of New Zealand.

Based on all available data, the greatest tsunami activity has now passed. However, coasts may still experience unusual, strong currents and sea level fluctuations lasting for several more hours.

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

*A tsumami of 30cms was detected shortly after the quake off East Cape according to GeoNet.  Click here to view


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