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No tsunami threat to New Zealand following FIJI earthquake

Published: Fri 7 Sep 2018 08:24 AM
04:04 07 September 2018
There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the magnitude 8.1 FIJI earthquake at 2018-09-07 3:49 AM.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has assessed the information with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has issued a National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand message to all relevant local civil defence authorities, emergency services and other agencies.
Only messages issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management represent the official warning status for New Zealand. Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre messages do not represent the official warning status for New Zealand.
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