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No tsunami threat to New Zealand

Wednesday, 5 December 2018, 7:08 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the magnitude 7.6 SOUTHEAST OF LOYALTY ISLANDS earthquake at 2018-12-05 5:18 PM. More >>

Tis the season to BEEEEEEEEEP - Nationwide test alert

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 4:05 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Tis the season to BEEEEEEEEEP - Nationwide test alert this Sunday It’s not just Christmas that comes once a year. This Sunday, on 25 November, about three million phones are expected to chime - not with Jingle Bells, but with a loud noise marking ... More >>

Nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert system

Monday, 12 November 2018, 2:00 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

A nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system will be undertaken on Sunday 25 November between 6pm and 7pm. More >>

Feedback sought on proposed National Disaster Strategy

Friday, 19 October 2018, 2:14 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is encouraging New Zealanders to have their say about the future of disaster resilience in New Zealand. More >>

More than 800,000 Kiwis all set to ShakeOut tomorrow

Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 1:05 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

At 9.30am tomorrow, hundreds of thousands of Kiwis will join together in the national ShakeOut drill to practice how to stay safe in an earthquake or tsunami. New Zealand ShakeOut, our national earthquake drill and tsunami hīkoi, is happening at 9.30am ... More >>

Tsunami can arrive in minutes – have a plan to evacuate

Tuesday, 9 October 2018, 11:05 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The tragic earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia is a reminder for New Zealanders of the importance of knowing how to stay safe in the event of a tsunami. Sarah Stuart-Black, Director for the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management, says tsunami ... More >>

No tsunami threat to New Zealand following FIJI earthquake

Friday, 7 September 2018, 8:24 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the magnitude 8.1 FIJI earthquake at 2018-09-07 3:49 AM. More >>

National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:34 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Origin time: 2232 UTC AUG 21 2018 NZ time: 2018-08-22 10:32 Co-ordinates: 16.1 SOUTH 168.1 EAST Depth: 10 KM / 6 MILES Location: VANUATU Magnitude: 6.7 More >>

Hikurangi fault research will help NZ to be better prepared

Friday, 9 March 2018, 12:33 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is welcoming GNS Science’s announcement of two sub-seafloor observatories that will study the Hikurangi subduction zone, New Zealand’s largest earthquake and tsunami hazard. More >>

Time to plan ahead as Gita gears towards NZ

Sunday, 18 February 2018, 3:56 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Now is a good time to think ahead about how Cyclone Gita might impact you and your household, and plan accordingly, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is advising the public. More >>

Encouraging start for Emergency Mobile Alert

Friday, 9 February 2018, 11:40 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

New Zealand’s new Emergency Mobile Alert system has been well received by New Zealanders, according to an independent survey commissioned by the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM). More >>

No tsunami threat to NZ following 7.9 Gulf of Alaska quake

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 8:02 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

There is no tsunami threat to New Zealand following the magnitude 7.9 Gulf of Alaska earthquake at 22.32. More >>

If you’re heading to the coast this summer, remember...

Saturday, 16 December 2017, 12:53 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

If you’re heading to the coast this summer, remember - Long or Strong, Get Gone Wherever you are this summer, make sure you know the right action to take in an earthquake and possible tsunami. That’s the message from the Ministry of Civil Defence & ... More >>

Emergency Mobile Alert live nationwide test today

Sunday, 26 November 2017, 11:22 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

Emergency Mobile Alert live nationwide test today The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management is reminding the public that New Zealand’s first official live nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will be conducted tonight between ... More >>

Emergency Mobile Alert – Live Nationwide Test Notification

Wednesday, 22 November 2017, 10:29 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) is leading the implementation of Emergency Mobile Alert, New Zealand’s new nationwide emergency alert channel. A live nationwide test of Emergency Mobile Alert will be held on 26 November 2017 ... More >>

Tsunami awareness saves lives

Friday, 3 November 2017, 12:29 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

World Tsunami Awareness Day on Sunday 5 November is a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them, Civil Defence Minister Kris Faafoi says. More >>

National Warning: Tsunami Threat CANCELLED

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:02 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) has cancelled the National Warning Tsunami Threat to Beach and Marine in place for Chatham Islands, Pegasus Bay, Northern Coasts of Hawke's Bay and East Cape. More >>

National Warning: Tsunami Threat to Beach and Marine Areas

Saturday, 9 September 2017, 12:15 am | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

National Warning: Tsunami Threat to Beach and Marine Areas (received 12.02am) National Warning System Message No: 2 Issued 1100 hours 08 September 2017 This message is current and replaces all/any previous messages for this event. The Ministry of Civil ... More >>

Assessing large Pacific earthquake

Friday, 8 September 2017, 6:15 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management and GNS Science are currently assessing whether the magnitude 8.0 OFF THE COAST OF CHIAPAS MEXICO earthquake at 2017-09-08 4:49 PM has created a tsunami that could affect New Zealand. More >>

National Advisory: No Tsunami Threat to New Zealand

Tuesday, 11 July 2017, 7:52 pm | Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management

More Detail: An earthquake has occurred with these parameters: Origin time: 0700 UTC July 11 2017 NZ time: 1900 Hours 11 July 2017 Co-ordinates: -48.97, 164.40 Depth: 34 km Location: 190 km south-west of Snares Islands Magnitude: 6.4 The above magnitude ... More >>

 

 

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