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National Advisory: Earthquake Being Assessed

Published: Fri 5 Mar 2021 02:49 AM
Message No: 1
Issued 02:40 05 March 2021
A magnitude M7.3 earthquake has occurred at/in EAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND NEW ZEALAND. The National Emergency Management Agency and GNS Science are assessing the earthquake parameters to determine if there is a tsunami risk to New Zealand.
People in coastal areas should:
1.Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates, and NZCivilDefence Twitter
2.Listen to local Civil Defence authorities
3.Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, this includes boats)
4.Stay off beaches and shore areas
5.Do not go sightseeing
6.Share this information with family, neighbours and friends
This National Advisory has been issued following a rapid assessment of preliminary earthquake information. The situation may change as more information becomes available. We will send an update when we have completed a further assessment. Updates will also be published on www.civildefence.govt.nz.
Only messages issued by the National Emergency Management Agency represent the official warning status for New Zealand. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) messages do not represent the official warning status for New Zealand.
Useful websites:
www.civildefence.govt.nz
Twitter @NZCivilDefence
Issued by:
Message authorised by the National Controller.

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