- Category: Councils
- Created: Thursday, 17 September 2015 15:42
National Warning: Tsunami Threat to New Zealand
Update: No new information available
Issued at 15:05 hours on 17/09/2015.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has issued a tsunami warning for Coromandel Peninsula, Gisborne Coast, Napier/Hastings Coast, Christchurch North Coast, Banks Peninsula, Mid to South Canterbury Coast, and Chatham Island.
This warning will remain in effect until a cancellation message is issued by MCDEM.
MCDEM and scientific advisors are still assessing the threat and no new information is currently available. Please see message number 03 for current information.
This warning has been issued to all local civil defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media.
The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is activated.
General enquiries(04) 494 6900
Media enquiries(04) 494 6951
Satellite phone00881 621 465 606
A further update with more information will follow within the next hour. Until a cancellation is issued updates will continue at least hourly. All further updates will be communicated by MCDEM via the national warning system.