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Tsunami warning in wake of Chile quake

Posted in In the News on September 17th, 2015.

A magnitude-8.3 earthquake striking off the coast of Chile has lead to tsunami warnings around the Pacific, including New Zealand.

U.S. Geological Survey

U.S. Geological Survey

The quake occurred near Valparaiso, Chile just before 11AM NZT today.

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has issued a tsunami warning for East Cape, Chatham Islands, Coromandel, and Banks Peninsula.

An alert issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning System estimates that the waves would reach New Zealand around midnight tonight NZT, and could be up 1m.

New Zealand coverage includes:

TVNZ News: Live updates: NZ tsunami warning issued after huge Chile quake Earthquake measuring 8.3 hits Chile
Otago Daily Times: Tsunami watch after 8.3 Chile quake
3 News: Tsunami alert following quake in Chile
NZ Herald: Tsunami warning for NZ after strong earthquake shakes Chile News

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