CD: No Tsunami Threat from Kermadec EQ

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Published: 16 Jun 2019

National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

National Warning System Message No: 3

Issued 11:45 16 June 2019

More Detail: An earthquake has occurred with these parameters:

Origin time:

2255 UTC JUN 15 2019

NZ time:

2019-06-16 10:55


31.0 South, 177.4 West


10 km


Kermadec Islands region



The above magnitude is provisional and may be increased or decreased as more seismic data becomes available.

This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event.

MCDEM has assessed the information with the assistance of science advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will affect New Zealand.

This Advisory has been issued to all local Civil Defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media.

This will be the final message via the National Warning System for this event unless the event parameters change significantly.

Only messages issued by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management represent the official warning status for New Zealand.

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021