The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued an initial alert at about 0730 our time with the usual 'it is not know if a tsunami was generated' statement. The initial warning listed a few pacific Islands with estimated times if a Tsunami did generate
At about 0830 the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a supplement to the initial warning puting a warning into effect for "TONGA / NIUE / KERMADEC IS / AMERICAN SAMOA / SAMOA / WALLIS-FUTUNA / FIJI"
And just after 0900 the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre issued a cancellation with a measurement report from Niue
MEASUREMENTS OR REPORTS OF TSUNAMI WAVE ACTIVITYAlong the way media in NZ maybe got a little carried away, and the following media coverage ensued
GAUGE LOCATION LAT LON TIME AMPL PER
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NIUE 19.1S 169.9W 1911Z 0.04M / 0.1FT 06MIN