Tsunami warning issued for Illawarra, NSW | Mercury of Illawarra

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The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center has issued a tsunami warning for Illawarra and the entire NSW coast following an underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga. In issuing the maritime threat warning, the center – operated by the Bureau of Meteorology and Geoscience Australia – said dangerous rips, waves, strong ocean currents and localized overtopping on the immediate foreshore are possible for several hours. from 8:45 p.m. People in the warning zone are advised to get out of the water and away from the water’s edge. There is no threat of land flooding. The Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Center will issue its next update at 10:31 p.m. The Illawarra Mercury newsroom is funded by our readers. You can sign up to support our journalism here. Sign up to receive up-to-date emails below…

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