Yes, there was a warning earlier. But it looks like it has been cancelled.
Here, check out the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center....
FYI: The flight distance from New Zealand to Tahiti is: 2698 miles / 4342 km ...Kermadec Islands is situated 1496 kilometers north east (32°) of the approximate center of New Zealand and 1492 kilometers north east (29°) of the captial Wellington.
A powerful magnitude-7.6 earthquake rattled New Zealand's remote Kermadec Islands in the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. It triggered a small tsunami that had New Zealand bracing for high waves.
The volcanic Kermadec Island peaks are a remote outpost that are generally uninhabited aside from a weather station and a hostel for visiting New Zealand scientists.
The 7:03 a.m. Thursday (1903 GMT Wednesday) quake was 29.8 miles (48 kilometers) deep, the USGS said.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, a U.S. agency, issued a warning for possible tsunami damage in the Keramecs, Tonga and New Zealand BUT canceled it about an hour later. It said a tsunami measured at 2.2 feet (0.68 meters) was measured at Raoul Island in the Kermadecs.
The Kermadecs are about 570 miles (920 kilometers) south of Tonga, the nearest major island, and are 736 miles (1,185 kilometers) northeast of Auckland, New Zealand.
New Zealand's Civil Defense office warned people to stay off beaches and stay out of the water as long until the tsunami passed.
Auckland regional Civil Defense controller Clive Manly told Radio New Zealand it was not expected to cause damage inland: "You can get quite extreme currents -- so it is a threat to boats -- but at this stage we are not anticipating damage to land."
You all are wonderful! Thanks so much for your quick replies and helpful information. It's greatly appreciated ;D
We'll be there in about 3 weeks and want nothing more than all the people there to be safe and protected and for our once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon to be as stunning as expected ;)
We were not concerned by this earthquake, nor the tsunami warning. Ironically enough there was a tsunami warning practise/exercise this morning though...Edited: 07 July 2011, 07:08
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