Tsunami Follows Powerful Earthquake

Posted by on Sunday, November 13, 2016

There is a tsunami warning in effect for East Cape to Southland, including Wellington, Marlborough Sounds/Tasman Bay and the Chatham Islands, and a marine threat for all other New Zealand coastal areas. 

This following a powerful 7.9 magnitude earlier today. 

Current assessments indicate that waves of up to 3-5 metres along the coastlines closest to the earthquake epicentre (estimated from Blenheim to Banks Peninsula, and also including the Chatham Islands) can be expected in some areas (see attached map). The remainder of the east coast can expect waves of up to 1-3 metres. Areas under ‘Marine and Beach Threat’ can expect unusually strong currents and unpredictable water flows near the shore. 

Stay away from the Ocean and go to higher ground.



The Team

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