Tsunami warnings for New Zealand and Australia
On this day New Zealand and Australia issued tsunami warnings after a 7.7 magnitude earthquake near New Caledonia.
Tsunami warnings for New Zealand
However, authorities have issued a tsunami advisory for coastal parts of New Zealand, mostly in Northland. Around 02:20 A.M this morning the 7.7 magnitude earthquake occurs near New Caledonia.
New Zealand authorities have issued a tsunami advisory after a magnitude 7.7 earthquake southeast of Loyalty Islands, near New Caledonia. Meanwhile, Civil Defence says it expects New Zealand coastal areas to experience strong and unusual currents. And unpredictable surges at the shore.
New Zealand says they expect strong currents to reach the North Cape at around 04:20 local time (16:20 CET). They warn that the first tsunami activity may not be the most significant.
Citizens on the north coast of the North Island are advised to move away from beaches, harbours, rivers, and estuaries.
Tsunami warnings for Australia
Meanwhile, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has also issued a “marine threat” for several hours for Lord Howe Island, but not for the mainland.
No tsunami danger to the west coast states and Canada.
The US Tsunami Center has said there is no tsunami danger to the west coast states and Canada.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning System, meanwhile, reported potential waves of between 30 centimeters and one meter off the coasts of New Caledonia and Vanuatu, and Fiji.