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No tsunami threat to New Zealand following FIJI earthquake

Press Release – Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the magnitude 8.1 FIJI earthquake at 2018-09-07 3:49 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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