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Tsunami thread to Hawke's Bay update from Emergency Management (MCDEM) at 3.38pm

 
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National Warning: Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

Update: No new information available

No: 04

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.

NCMC status

The National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) is activated.

General enquiries(04) 494 6900

Media enquiries(04) 494 6951

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Satellite phone00881 621 465 606

Further updates

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.

Useful websites

http://www.civildefence.govt.nz

http://www.getthru.govt.nz

http://www.hawkesbay.co.nz

Tsunami Event Details


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Tsunami Advisories Issued for Hawaii, American Samoa and southern California, though no major tsunami expected for U.S.

A strong earthquake off the coast of Chile Wednesday evening has generated tsunami waves and prompted Tsunami Advisories to be issued for the Hawaiian Islands and American Samoa, as well as some coastal areas of southern California. However, No major tsunami is expected for U.S. interests at this time. 


WEAK51 PAAQ 170238 TSUAK1 BULLETIN PUBLIC TSUNAMI MESSAGE NUMBER 5 NWS NATIONAL TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER PALMER AK 738 PM PDT WED SEP 16 2015 UPDATES ------- * UPDATED OBSERVATIONS * REVISED FORECAST INFORMATION SEE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR FORECAST UPDATES. ...THE TSUNAMI ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT... WARNINGS/ADVISORIES/WATCHES --------------------------- TSUNAMI ADVISORY IN EFFECT FOR... * THE COASTAL AREAS OF CALIFORNIA FROM SAN ONOFRE STATE BEACH CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 45 MILES SE OF L.A./ TO RAGGED POINT CALIFORNIA /WHICH IS LOCATED 50 MILES NW OF SAN LUIS OBISPO/ FOR OTHER US AND CANADIAN PACIFIC COASTS IN NORTH AMERICA - THERE IS NO TSUNAMI THREAT. IMPACTS FOR TSUNAMI ADVISORY AREAS ---------------------------------- * A TSUNAMI CAPABLE OF PRODUCING STRONG CURRENTS OR WAVES DANGEROUS TO PERSONS IN OR VERY NEAR THE WATER IS EXPECTED. * CURRENTS MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO SWIMMERS... BOATS... AND COASTAL STRUCTURES AND MAY CONTINUE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE TSUNAMI ARRIVAL. * THE FIRST WAVE MAY NOT BE THE LARGEST. RECOMMENDED ACTIONS ------------------- * IF YOU ARE IN AN ADVISORY AREA - MOVE OFF THE BEACH AND OUT OF HARBORS AND MARINAS. WIDESPREAD INUNDATION OF LAND IS NOT EXPECTED FOR ADVISORY AREAS. * BE ALERT TO INSTRUCTIONS FROM YOUR LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS. * DO NOT GO TO THE COAST TO OBSERVE THE TSUNAMI. * DO NOT RETURN TO THE COAST UNTIL LOCAL EMERGENCY OFFICIALS INDICATE IT IS SAFE TO DO SO. FORECASTS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY ----------------------------- FORECAST START OF SITE OF TSUNAMI ---- ---------- * CALIFORNIA NEWPORT BEACH 0446 PDT SEP 17 LOS ANGELES HARB 0447 PDT SEP 17 SANTA BARBARA 0506 PDT SEP 17 PORT SAN LUIS 0510 PDT SEP 17 OBSERVATIONS OF TSUNAMI ACTIVITY - UPDATED ------------------------------------------ TIME OBSERVED MAX SITE OF MEASUREMENT TSUNAMI HEIGHT ---------------------------- ------------------- -------------- VALPARAISO CHILE 0544 PM PDT SEP 16 6.1FT COQUIMBO CHILE 0525 PM PDT SEP 16 15.3FT CALDERA CHILE 0716 PM PDT SEP 16 3.0FT JUAN_FERNANDEZ CHILE 0523 PM PDT SEP 16 3.2FT ANTOFAGASTA CHILE 0600 PM PDT SEP 16 1.3FT TALCAHUANO CHILE 0544 PM PDT SEP 16 1.5FT CORRAL CHILE 0608 PM PDT SEP 16 0.9FT ARICA CHILE 0656 PM PDT SEP 16 1.8FT QUIRIQUINA CHILE 0600 PM PDT SEP 16 3.4FT CONSTITUCION CHILE 0550 PM PDT SEP 16 2.2FT HUASCO CHILE 0601 PM PDT SEP 16 2.5FT PAPOSO CHILE 0451 PM PDT SEP 16 0.6FT TALTAL CHILE 0555 PM PDT SEP 16 0.8FT QUINTERO CHILE 0504 PM PDT SEP 16 5.8FT SAN ANTONIO CHILE 0528 PM PDT SEP 16 3.4FT HEIGHT - OBSERVED MAX TSUNAMI HEIGHT IS THE WATER LEVEL ABOVE THE TIDE LEVEL AT THE TIME OF MEASUREMENT. PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE PARAMETERS --------------------------------- * MAGNITUDE 8.3 * ORIGIN TIME 1455 AKDT SEP 16 2015 1555 PDT SEP 16 2015 2255 UTC SEP 16 2015 * COORDINATES 31.5 SOUTH 72.0 WEST * DEPTH 6 MILES * LOCATION OFF COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE NEXT UPDATE AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION -------------------------------------- * THIS MESSAGE WILL BE UPDATED WITHIN 60 MINUTES. * REFER TO THE INTERNET SITE NTWC.ARH.NOAA.GOV FOR MORE INFORMATION. * PACIFIC COASTAL RESIDENTS OUTSIDE CALIFORNIA... OREGON... WASHINGTON... BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALASKA SHOULD REFER TO THE PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER MESSAGES AT PTWC.WEATHER.GOV. $$

Hastings Blossom parade huge success despite weather.

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Photo courtesy of Hastings District Council

Although “windy, cold and a wee bit wet” at times, the 2015 Hastings Blossom Parade was a great success, organisers say.

“All the feedback I have had is that people were very happy with it,” said parade organiser Lyn Mackie, from Creative Hastings.

“It’s a great testament that, although the crowd numbers were down due to the weather, many people still put on their winter woollies and appreciated the effort of the parade participants,’ Mackie said.

An estimated crowd of around 15,000 lined the streets of Hastings on Saturday for one of Hawke’s Bay’s biggest community celebrations, which stretches back to the early 1950s.

"The 1200-plus participants in the parade all still turned out and enjoyed themselves.  There was great community spirit and the kids still followed the foam cannon and got soaked in bubbles!"Mackie said.

 There were seven category winners and a People’s Choice winner announced on the day.

2015 Hastings Blossom Parade results:

Best use of Natural Flowers – Hawke’s Bay-Thai Buddhist Community

Best use of Artificial Flowers – Sri Guru Ravidass

Best Dressed Individual or Group – The Drama Workshop

Best Humour/Most Unusual – Bay Batucada

Best School – Rascals Early Childhood Centre

Best Community – St Andrew’s Cook Island Community

Best Business – Kiwibank

People’s Choice – Kerin Greville’s “Blooming Lovely Bride”

Napier will be looking its best next week thanks to a team of volunteers.

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Some of the Hawke’s Bay based NZ Motor Caravan Association members after their beach clean up last year.

It is Clean Up New Zealand Week between 14 and 20 September. "Community groups are covering almost the whole Napier coastline, from Awatoto to Bay View," says Napier City Councillor Maxine Boag, who is also chair of the Keep Napier Beautiful committee.

Read more: Napier will be looking its best next week thanks to a team of volunteers.

Hastings speaker asks is a basic income the best medicine?

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A basic income should be sufficient to enable everyone to fully participate in their community, says life member of BIEN (Basic Income Earth Network) Lowell Manning.

Manning will speak at Hastings War Memorial Library, Monday, September 21 at 7pm, hosted by The Friends of the Hastings District Libraries.

“Community well-being has been compromised by poverty, inequality, crime and violence,” Manning says.

 Friends of the Libraries chairman Richard Peach, says Manning asks us to consider if a universal basic income is the medicine we need to recreate the inclusiveness and cohesion lost from our social fabric over recent decades.

Manning was policy director for the NZ Democratic Party for 15 years and developed a theory of debt modelling by revising the well-known Fisher Equation of Exchange (1911) to take account of interest-bearing debt and the unproductive investment sector.

 This is a Friends of the Libraries speaker event. The friends hold these events as fundraisers and use the proceeds to purchase items for the libraries. Previous purchases resulting from the fundraising include couches, mats and furniture for the children’s and young adults’ areas, and community display boards. Tickets: $10 available from Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North Libraries.

What’s On

Guest speaker: Lowell Manning on the importance of a basic income, 7pm, September 21, Hastings Library, Eastbourne St, Hastings, tickets, $10, from the Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North libraries.

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