Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre issues Tsunami warning

Sydney, Australia – More Tsunami warnings are flooding in from all over the globe. Here is another warning from the Joint Australian Tsunami Centre:

Sydney, Australia – More Tsunami warnings are flooding in from all over the globe. Here is another warning from the Joint Australian Tsunami Centre:

IDY68028

Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology

MEDIA:
No use of the Standard Emergency Warning Signal (SEWS)
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE AND FREQUENT BROADCAST
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TSUNAMI WARNING NUMBER 2 FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) at
9:44 PM EDT 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 NEW SOUTH WALES.

Threatened areas extend from Broken Bay to Point Danger.

Possibility of dangerous waves, strong ocean currents and foreshore flooding
for several hours from 08:45 am (EDT) 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 11:14 PM EDT on Saturday 27 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. First tsunami effects are expected as follows:

Crowdy Head after 08:45 am (EDT) Sunday
Coffs Harbour after 09:00 am (EDT) Sunday
Byron Bay after 09:15 am (EDT) Sunday
Tweed Heads after 09:15 am (EST) Sunday

Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami. Check that your neighbours have
received this advice.

Boats in harbours, estuaries or shallow coastal water should return to shore.
Secure your boat and move away from the waterfront. Vessels already at sea
should stay offshore in deep water until further advised.

Do not go to the coast to watch the tsunami, as there is the possibility of
dangerous, localised flooding of the immediate foreshore.

For emergency assistance, call NEW SOUTH WALES STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE on 132
500

Maps showing the affected areas are on the Bureau web site
www.bom.gov.au/tsunami. For a repeat of this warning call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300
878 6264).
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TSUNAMI SOURCE:
An undersea earthquake of magnitude 8.8 occurred at 5:34 PM EDT 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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