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  • Johnnie
    Johnnie
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    U.S. Geological Survey: 8.1m earthquake hits under the ocean off Tonga.

    Jeremy Thompson breaks the news on Live at Five. Nothing on the BBC yet. No Ident on Sky News at 6pm…

    Tsunami could hit Fiji at 18:13 BST

    Sky have interviewed about 3-4 experts so far.

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    Sky.dub
    sky.dub
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    Ben Brown giving good coverage on News 24. One of the examples that shows they need a rolling service during the 6 bulletin. Is Sportsline cancelled?

    #30004 Reply

    I tuned in to BBC World when I came home from work this morning and I saw Nik Gowing talking with someone who knows quite a bit about the tsunami. That’s horrible that this going to happen. BBC World has excellent coverage about this. The business and Sports programs where interrupted just to bring this breaking news story to use viewers.

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    Philg
    philg
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    The alert is over now, no tsunamis. Sportsline was interrupted now and then for updates, but not cancelled. Much better coverage from Sky, as News 24 couldn’t cover it from 6-6.30, when the seriousness became clear. My brother lives in New Zealand, so it was a bit worrying for a while, glad I didnt call him and wake them all up!

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    Gsf
    gsf
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    philg wrote: My brother lives in New Zealand, so it was a bit worrying for a while, glad I didnt call him and wake them all up!

    Much better to risk him getting drowned in a tsunami than wake him up. If there was a tsunami coming I personally would prefer a wake up call.

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