Monday, 2 April 2007

Australian Tsunami Update


Just an update on the tsunami warning today, I have heard Queensland has now been given the all clear. However lifeguards at Sydney's Bondi Beach have ordered people off the beach - not because of sharks!

Apparently all beaches in New South Wales and Queensland have been closed and the Manly ferry service in Sydney stopped because of the warning. At noon, the Bureau of Meteorology said the warning was still in place for NSW.

Fred Fakari, chairman of the Solomon Islands National Disaster Council, said the tsunami which followed the 8.1 magnitude earthquake had 'completely wiped out' some villages. There have been unconfirmed reports of two deaths.

The tsunami alert for NSW was issued at 10.29am saying waves may impact the Sydney region after 11.30am.



.... Just another day ....

3 comments:

MizEllie said...

Very frightening! Glad all is well so far.

Baleboosteh said...

Mizellie, glad to see you back from your holiday - I missed you! Hope you had a nice time!

:D

Mandi said...

Chag Sameach and thanks for linking to my blog. I really like the photos on your blog and will be back.
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