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No tsunami risk to NZ from Gisborne earthquake

Published: Fri 21 Dec 2007 08:25 AM
Media Release
20 December 2007
10.10pm
No tsunami risk to NZ from Gisborne earthquake
Earthquake details: 8.55pm, magnitude 6.8, depth 40km, approximately 40km south east of Gisborne.
The Director of the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, John Hamilton, said that the National Crisis Management Centre has been activated to monitor the situation in Gisborne and assess if government assistance is required.
Damage has been reported in Gisborne with details yet to be confirmed.
The GNS Science convened tsunami expert panel has assessed the data received and there is no evidence of a tsunami having been generated.
ENDS

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