Tsunami warning issued for Illawarra, NSW

Tsunami warning issued for Illawarra, NSW

The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre has issued a tsunami warning for the Illawarra and the entire NSW coastline following an underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga. In issuing the marine threat warning, the centre - operated by the Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia - says dangerous rips, waves, strong ocean currents and localised overflow onto the immediate foreshore are possible for several hours from 8.45pm. People in the warning area are advised to get out of the water and move away from the water's edge. There is no threat of land inundation. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre will issue its next update by 10.31pm. The Illawarra Mercury newsroom is funded by our readers. You can subscribe to support our journalism here. Sign up for breaking news emails below... …
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