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National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

Published: Wed 22 Aug 2018 11:34 AM
National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand
National Warning System Message No: 1
Issued 11:03 22 August 2018
More Detail: An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:
Origin time: 2232 UTC AUG 21 2018
NZ time: 2018-08-22 10:32
Co-ordinates: 16.1 SOUTH 168.1 EAST
Depth: 10 KM / 6 MILES
Location: VANUATU
Magnitude: 6.7
The above magnitude is provisional and may be increased or decreased as more seismic data becomes available.
This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event.
MCDEM has assessed the information with the assistance of science advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will affect New Zealand.
This Advisory has been issued to all local Civil Defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media.
This will be the final message via the National Warning System for this event unless the event parameters change significantly.
Only messages issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management represent the official warning status for New Zealand.

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