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 ....