A tsunami warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology and the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre for the entire NSW east coast. As a result all Central Coast beaches are officially closed.
The first warning came late on Saturday night after seismic activity was detected in the south pacific. Throughout Saturday night Tsunami wave action continued to be observed along parts of the East Coast.
The warning remains in place for Sunday or until there has been a clear period of several hours where observations show the threat level has eased. Warnings will be updated each hour for the duration of the event.
For the marine environment over all coastal areas there is the possibility of DANGEROUS RIPS, WAVES AND STRONG OCEAN CURRENTS, AND SOME LOCALISED OVERFLOW ONTO THE IMMEDIATE FORESHORE.
While evacuations are not necessary for Marine Threat areas, people in these areas are advised to get out of the water and move away from the immediate water’s edge.
Updates can be found at the Bureau’s website. http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/nsw_alerts.shtml
FOR URGENT EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE call 000 FOR EMERGENCY SERVICE ADVICE or GENERAL ASSISTANCE call:
NEW SOUTH WALES STATE EMERGENCY SERVICE on 132 500