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Worst of tsunami swells in NZ come and gone PDF Print
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Human Interest - Local
Written by Jesse Peach, 3 News   
Sunday, 13 March 2011

Civil Defence has cancelled its tsunami warning this evening. It is believed the worst of the swells hit this afternoon.

After the 8.9 earthquake struck off Japan yesterday, the swell travelled quickly across the Pacific Ocean.

By the time it reached Northland it was still strong enough to capsize a boat and snap mooring polls [sic] in the Tutukaka Harbour.

Despite warnings to stay away this morning, on a sunny Saturday it wasn't easy to keep people off the beach.

In the usually still Tutukaka harbour, two mooring poles were snapped. Boats were pushed about by the surges, and at least one sank.

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