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    Australia : Tsunami Alert

    Get out of water: Tsunami experts warn
    Sun Feb 28 2010

    People should get out of the water now as tsunami conditions have reached Australia's east coast, the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre warns.

    "Anybody who's on the beach or who might be diving in that area or on a boat should be getting out of the water as of now," JATWC spokesman Alasdair (Alasdair) Hainsworth told AAP at 9.40am (AEDT).

    "We're expecting to see the first effects of the tsunami, now, in south eastern in Australia and then progressively affect the remainder of New South Wales and Queensland."

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    Should be merged chillian earth quakre thread where the NZ news stories about tsnunami are as well

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    Tsunami lands in Australia after Chile quake
    Sat Feb 27, 2010


    A man walks past a ''Beach Closed'' sign placed by officials on Sydney's Manly Beach February 28, 2010.
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    SYDNEY (Reuters) - A tsunami generated by a 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile hit beaches in eastern Australia on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, but there were no initial reports of damage.

    Australia issued an alert overnight for most of its east coast, and for eastern parts of the island state of Tasmania.

    But the national tsunami warning center said there were no concerns about major inundation, only foreshore flooding and strong currents which could pose a risk to swimmers or boats.

    Chris Ryan, co-director of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center, told Reuters that residents in low-lying parts of offshore Norfolk Island had been evacuated as a precaution but he was not aware of any other evacuations in Australia.

    Ryan said more waves could be expected later in the morning. The 'marine warning' level of threat issued by the center corresponded to anticipated waves of half to one meter above the normal level of the sea at that time, he said.

    Although the tsunami also hit Pacific island nations, there were no initial reports of major damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsquirrel
    Should be merged chillian earth quakre thread
    disagree it's about Australia not Chile even if the root cause was the Chilean earthquake .

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    well i,m sitting on FRASER ISLAND and no tsunami, thank ferk, lotsa bloody mossies though

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    doubt whether it will be more than a normal stormy sea

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    I just heard on the radio that it has hit new Zealand so it will be in oz in a matter of hours. Apparently it was more of a tidal surge than a wave. Marinas, etc. , suddenly had an extra meter and a half of water, before all of the water gushed out again. There would have been damage if it was already high tide I would presume.

    There is apparently confusion at some of the beaches in NSW & QLD as to whether the warning should be taken seriously. Some beaches are closed - some not.
    I live directly across from the beach, but I am not concerned as I am far enough north to have a little thing called the great barrier reef sheilding me..

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    Tsurf's up!

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    heard from my brother in Wellington Unzud - main disappointment there was it meant a planned photo shoot of 100 nudes due to take place at the entrance to Wellington Harbour at 8am was called off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    disagree it's about Australia not Chile even if the root cause was the Chilean earthquake .
    You are just jealous I got the news story first and have to have your few minutes of pseudofame

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    you fokin kidding squirrel

    fok me grow up

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    Another one of the nanny countries where some idiot policeman who barely managed a high school diploma thinks he knows more than the public hes supposed to serve, and you will be forced out of your home whether or not you like it.

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