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A tsunami is a series of sea waves generated by underwater earthquakes or large landslides.
When they occur close to our shore they are referred to as “near source” tsunami – and there is little time to warn people. But they can just as easily occur thousands of kilometres away and still have an effect here.
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Chile tsunami February 27/28 2010
Port of Napier wave buoy data
Strong currents around Westshore Bridge, Napier
Strong ocean currents, Port of Napier
Clifton reef, Hawke's Bay, exposed by the outgoing ocean
Incoming tsunami surge, Lyttelton Harbour
Transit NZ warning sign (Phil Reid)
Boat ramp closed, Timaru (John Bisset)
North Shore ferries cancelled, Auckland
Auckalnd beach races cancelled
Tsunami arrival times and sea levels (NIWA)
Outgoing water at Sandspit, north of Auckland
General tsunami information
Beachfront tsunami warning signage
Boatramp tsunami warnings
Remote tsunami detector transmitter
Tsunami early warning system
Tsunami early warning ocean buoy
Alaska tsunami arrival time in hours
Chile tsunami arrival time in hours
Hawaii tsunami arrival time in hours
Solomon Islands tsunami arrival time in hours