Tsunami Alert

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Westofthelake started the topic in Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 4:28pm

Not sure if there is already a thread somewhere else here but I thought it might be a practical idea to have a dedicated thread.

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 4:29pm

A tsunami warning has been issued for all of the Pacific island of New Caledonia, after a shallow 7.6-magnitude earthquake struck off the country’s coast, prompting warnings that hazardous tsunami waves of between one and three metres could reach New Caledonia and Vanuatu.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/05/earthquake-tsunami-warning...

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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 4:32pm

The New Caledonian high commission issued a tsunami warning for all of New Caledonia, ordering the “immediate evacuation” of people to refuge areas and the “application of safety instructions”.

“If you don’t have time to prepare your evacuation, get more than 300m away from the coast and/or get to a height of more than 12m,” warned the Directorate for Civil Protection and Risk Management of New Caledonia (DSCGR).

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Craig commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 4:54pm
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Westofthelake commented Wednesday, 5 Dec 2018 at 5:01pm

Cheers Craig.