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Only higher tides in northland I would imagine. One radio station we were listening to said 2 villages had already been wiped out in Samoa somewhere and many have headed for higher ground :cry:

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EVALUATION

SEA LEVEL READINGS INDICATE A TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED. IT MAY HAVE

BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS NEAR THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER AND

COULD ALSO BE A THREAT TO MORE DISTANT COASTS. AUTHORITIES SHOULD

TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION IN RESPONSE TO THIS POSSIBILITY. THIS

CENTER WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR SEA LEVEL DATA TO DETERMINE THE

EXTENT AND SEVERITY OF THE THREAT.

FOR ALL AREAS - WHEN NO MAJOR WAVES ARE OBSERVED FOR TWO HOURS

AFTER THE ESTIMATED TIME OF ARRIVAL OR DAMAGING WAVES HAVE NOT

OCCURRED FOR AT LEAST TWO HOURS THEN LOCAL AUTHORITIES CAN ASSUME

THE THREAT IS PASSED. DANGER TO BOATS AND COASTAL STRUCTURES CAN

CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS DUE TO RAPID CURRENTS. AS LOCAL

CONDITIONS CAN CAUSE A WIDE VARIATION IN TSUNAMI WAVE ACTION THE

ALL CLEAR DETERMINATION MUST BE MADE BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES.

ESTIMATED INITIAL TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL TIMES AT FORECAST POINTS

WITHIN THE WARNING AND WATCH AREAS ARE GIVEN BELOW. ACTUAL

ARRIVAL TIMES MAY DIFFER AND THE INITIAL WAVE MAY NOT BE THE

LARGEST. A TSUNAMI IS A SERIES OF WAVES AND THE TIME BETWEEN

SUCCESSIVE WAVES CAN BE FIVE MINUTES TO ONE HOUR.

LOCATION FORECAST POINT COORDINATES ARRIVAL TIME

-------------------------------- ------------ ------------

NEW ZEALAND EAST CAPE 37.7S 178.5E 2044Z 29 SEP

GISBORNE 38.7S 178.0E 2100Z 29 SEP

NORTH CAPE 34.4S 173.3E 2112Z 29 SEP

NAPIER 39.5S 176.9E 2140Z 29 SEP

WELLINGTON 41.3S 174.8E 2150Z 29 SEP

AUCKLAND(E) 36.7S 175.0E 2212Z 29 SEP

AUCKLAND(W) 37.1S 174.2E 2239Z 29 SEP

LYTTELTON 43.6S 172.7E 2255Z 29 SEP

NEW PLYMOUTH 39.1S 174.1E 2317Z 29 SEP

NELSON 41.3S 173.3E 2323Z 29 SEP

DUNEDIN 45.9S 170.5E 2331Z 29 SEP

MILFORD SOUND 44.6S 167.9E 2358Z 29 SEP

WESTPORT 41.8S 171.6E 2359Z 29 SEP

BLUFF 46.6S 168.3E 0044Z 30 SEP

retrieved from:http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/messages/pacific/2009/pacific.2009.09.29.185430.txt

Zulu time is currently 2044

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Isnt it ment to be a 1m wave?

Thats what i've read - but 1 meter doesn't seem that big

Aparently they are evacuting the coramandel to higher ground

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They could have held down the Shift key while they typed?

Is the info in old times or new daylight saving times? I just woke up :o:D

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its not the size of the post, its the sheer volume and force of the water that kills. I remember seeing the 2004 tsunami that killed thousands. we were v v v high in an apartment, and it didn't look that bad until we saw the destruction that ensued...

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