National Warning: Tsunami Threat #3 2am 14.11.16
Monday, 14 November 2016, 2:07 am
Press Release: Civil Defence Emergency Management
National Warning: Tsunami Threat #3 HAMNER SPRINGS EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI
MARINE AND LAND THREAT
Issued 0200 hours NZDT 14 Nov 2016
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a tsunami warning for all of the eastern coast of the North Island and all of the east coast of the South Island including Chatham Islands.
Confirmation has been received that a tsunami was generated. Waves have been detected on the Geonet Tsunami Gauges.
The first tsunami wave activity has been detected in the areas around Kaikoura and Wellington. The first wave activity may not be the most significant. Tsunami activity will continue for several hours and the threat must be regarded as real until this warning is cancelled.
People in the above coastal areas should:
1. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers and estuaries, including boating activities)
2. Stay off beaches and shore areas
3. Do not go sightseeing
4. Share this information with family, neighbours and friends
5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates
6. Follow instructions of local civil defence authorities
This warning will remain in effect until a cancellation message is issued by MCDEM.
Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand. We note the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre (PTWC) has issued a Tsunami Information Statement for this event. PTWC messages do not represent the official warning status for New Zealand.
Local civil defence authorities will interpret this information for their areas and advise public action via local radio stations. If you are in a low lying area on the East Coast of the North Island, South Island or Chatham Islands move immediately to higher ground.
MCDEM and scientific advisors are closely monitoring the situation to determine the severity of the threat to New Zealand.
More Detail: An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:
11:02:56 UTC 13 Nov 2016
00:02:56 NZDT 14 Nov 2016
42.757 South 173.077 East
NNE of Amberly, New Zealand
Information for emergency managers:
Local and regional/Group Civil Defence Emergency Management must:
1. Maintain activation of appropriate response coordination arrangements and communication processes
2. Keep potentially at-risk communities informed as appropriate
3. Maintain contact with the NCMC (CDEM Groups only)
4. Stand by for further information.
5. Local CDEM to act in coordination with regional/Group CDEM.
Local emergency services must establish and maintain active response coordination with respective local and regional/Group Civil Defence Emergency Management.
MCDEM is continuing activation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with public broadcasters to broadcast this warning.
The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is activated.
(04) 494 6900
(04) 494 6951
00881 621 465 606
Message authorised by the National Controller, Civil Defence Emergency Management.
End of Message