Tsunami Threat Remains for New Zealand

Posted by on Sunday, November 13, 2016
2016 North Canterbury earthquake is located in New Zealand

The tsunami threat following the magnitude 7.5 earthquake 15 km northeast of Culverden has been downgraded.

There is a marine and beach threat for the East Coast of New Zealand, from East Cape to Southland, and also the Kapiti Coast and Tasman Bay/Marlborough Sounds.

The Chatham Islands and the region between Blenheim and Banks Peninsula is still prone to a marine and land threat, and future maximum wave amplitude of approx. 1-3 metres can still possibly be expected to occur.

At least two people have died.

People in the area stay away from the Ocean.

A major earthquake was reported to have occurred measuring 7.8 on the moment magnitude scale that occurred 13 November 11:02 pm. The epicentre was 15 km north-east of Culverden on the South Island of New Zealand.

The Team

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