UPDATE: Tsunami warning cancelled

ABOVE: The tsunami warning was cancelled by BOM.

Susanna Freymark

The tsunami warning for the east coast of NSW has been cancelled.

The warning had been issued because of an underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga on Saturday, January 15.

Changes were expected at sea but no land warning was issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Evans Head Marine Rescue had warned boaters not to cross the bar.

“The swell is heavy and the bar conditions are not good even without the tsunami warning,” a volunteer said.

“Our advice is do not go to sea.”

People were advised to stay out of the water. So, no swimming or surfing.

The marine rescue boat has been removed from where it is usually stored in a raised shelter on the water because of the limited height clearance if the sea rises.

Photo taken at Evans Head earlier this month. Photo: Greg Miller

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