Land and Marine Tsunami Warning – Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC)

UPDATE- obviously the warning is now withdrawn, I’m going to leave the warning text up below for future interest.

THERE IS A MARINE TSUNAMI WARNING CURRENT FOR QUEENSLAND.Marine Warning: Point Danger to Port Clinton, Moreton Bay, Hervey BayIDY68027 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 11 FOR QUEENSLAND Issued by the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) at5:41 AM EST on Sunday 28 February 2010

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TSUNAMI THREAT TO THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT

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SUMMARY:Tsunami warning for the marine environment for QUEENSLAND.Threatened areas extend from Point Danger to St Lawrence, including Moreton Bay and Hervey Bay.Possibility of dangerous waves, strong ocean currents and foreshore flooding throughout the day from 08:15 am (EST) 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 7:11 AM EST on Sunday 28 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:

Coolangatta from 08:15 am (EST) Sunday
Maroochydore from 09:00 am (EST) Sunday
Brisbane from 09:15 am (EST) Sunday
Hervey Bay from 09:45 am (EST) Sunday

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.

via Land and Marine Tsunami Warning – Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC).

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