Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology Tsunami warning for Norfolk

No use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE AND FREQUENT BROADCAST

No use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE AND FREQUENT BROADCAST
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TSUNAMI WARNING NUMBER 3 FOR NORFOLK ISLAND
Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) at
11:14 PM local time on Saturday 27 February 2010
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TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

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SUMMARY:
Tsunami warning for the marine environment for NORFOLK ISLAND.

Possibility of dangerous waves, strong ocean currents and foreshore flooding
for several hours from 08:30 am (UTC+11.5hrs) Sunday.

Sea level observations HAVE confirmed a tsunami has been generated.

For further details visit the Bureau web site www.bom.gov.au.

Next update due by 12:44 AM local time on Sunday 28 February 2010
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DETAILS:
Tsunami waves are more powerful than the same size beach waves, with the first
wave not always the largest.
Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami. Check that your neighbours have
received this advice. Boats in close should return quickly if possible. Boats
in deep water should stay offshore until further advised.

For emergency assistance, call the NORFOLK ISLAND POLICE on 977

For a repeat of this information call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300 878 6264) or visit
the Bureau web site www.bom.gov.au/tsunami.
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TSUNAMI SOURCE:
An undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.8 occurred at 6:04 PM local time on
Saturday 27 February 2010 near THE COAST OF CENTRAL CHILE (latitude 35.320S
longitude 72.930W )
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The JATWC is operated by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience
Australia
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