The tsunami alert was issued after a massive 8.8 magnitude quake hit Chile, killing hundreds of people and triggering a tsunami that rushed across the Pacific a wave of 30cm was recorded at Bondi.
Talk about an over-reaction in Australia.
These forecasters can do better than this.
I know the sea can be unpredictable but this was on the last sunday of summer and the bastards closed all the beaches on the Australian coast.
Talk about a nation being run by insurance companies!
Most people went down to watch anyway, sigh.
These countries were way closer...Reuters:
Meanwhile, waves up to 1.5 metres high rammed into New Zealand's east coast
Oceanographer Nathan Bedford has told CNN water levels in Hawaii are rising by about a metre before receding then rising again.
Earlier, a four-metre high wave hit part of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia.
A huge tsunami has caused serious damage to the southern part of Juan Fernandez island, also known as Robinson Crusoe island, while a partial evacuation of Easter Island has been ordered.
Boats, including US Navy ships, moved out to deeper water so that they would be unaffected by the wave.