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Archive for February, 2010

Experts on tsunami and Chilean earthquake updated

Press Release – Science Media Centre

An official tsunami warning remains in place for all of coastal New Zealand as surges of water reach parts of the country including Chatham Islands, Napier, Castlepoint, Tauranga and North Cape. Read more »

CDEM tsunami warning 14 – wave activity stabilises

Press Release – Civil Defence Emergency Management

As at 11:15 NZDT, 28 February 2010, wave activity as reported on tsunami gauges appears to have stabilised at the previously-reported levels (approximately 1.0 metres at the Chatham Islands, 0.3 metres at East Cape, Napier, Castlepoint, Tauranga and North … Read more »

New Zealand Red Cross’ annual appeal for disasters

Press Release – NZ Red Cross

New Zealand Red Cross is asking people to SEE RED during the organisation’s Annual Appeal (1 March – 7 March).The message is particularly relevant today (Sunday) as New Zealand Red Cross joins emergency management organizations in preparing for a … Read more »

US military assistance to Indonesia will harm reform, says ETAN

Press Release – East Timor Action Network

The East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) today urged the Obama administration not to offer increased military assistance to Indonesia. “U.S. military assistance harms reform and sets back human rights accountability in Indonesia,” said John M. … Read more »

CDEM tsunami warning 12 – surges reach NZ coast

Press Release – Civil Defence Emergency Management

As at 10:08 NZDT, 28 February 2010, wave activity as reported on tsunami gauges is now approximately 1.0 metres at the Chatham Islands, 0.3 metres at East Cape, and 0.4 metres in Gisborne. Read more »

Tsunami warning for Bay of Plenty

Press Release – Civil Defence Emergency Management

As at 09:15 NZDT, 28 February 2010, wave activity as reported on tsunami gauges is now approximately 0.5 metres at the Chatham Islands, and 0.2 metres at East Cape. Rana Solomon of Chatham Islands Council reports a wave height of 1.5 metres at Pitt … Read more »

Experts on Chilean earthquake

Press Release – Science Media Centre

An official tsunami warning is in place for all of coastal New Zealand as waves triggered by an 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile cross the Pacific and reach our shores. Read more »

CDEM tsunami warning 11 – 1.5m Pitt Island wave

Press Release – Civil Defence Emergency Management

Rana Solomon of Chatham Islands Council reports a wave height of 1.5 metres at Pitt Island in the Chathams. Gisborne, Napier and Castlepoint tsunami gauges are also showing initial activity of approximately the same magnitude as East Cape. Read more »

Newsflash: Pacific-wide tsunami warning issued

Tsunami epicentre

The epicentre of the Chilean earthquake unleashing a Pacific-wide tsunami. Image: NOAA Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

Pacific Scoop:
By Alastair Thompson

New Zealand is among the nations of the Pacific which is on a tsunami watch following a massive earthquake measured at 8.8 on the richter scale in Chile near the city of Concepcion at 6.34pm NZT. Read more »

Tsunami warning for entire Pacific – 8.8 Richter quake hits Chile

Press Release – Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS…EXCEPT ALASKA…BRITISH COLUMBIA… WASHINGTON…OREGON AND CALIFORNIA. Read more »

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