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Civil Defence in New Zealand is assessing if an earthquake in Alaska poses a tsunami threat to Aotearoa.
The magnititude 8.2 quake struck off the coast of Alaska at around 6.15pm (NZ time).
“If a tsunami has been generated it is not likely to arrive in New Zealand for at least 12 hours,” Civil Defence wrote on Twitter.
“This National Advisory has been issued following a rapid assessment of preliminary earthquake information. The situation may change as more information becomes available,” the National Emergency Management Service said.
More to come.