NationalPNG Earthquake - NO tsunami threat to NZ

Monday 30 Mar - 1:15 pm

MCDEM has assessed the information with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the 7.6M earthquake which struck near Papua New Guinea at 12.49pm (NZ time) on Monday 30 March 2015 is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand. This advisory has been issued to all local civil defence authorities, emergency services, other agencies and media. Only messages issued by MCDEM represent the official warning status for New Zealand. This will be the final message issued for this event unless the event parameters change significantly.

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Get Ready

Get ready at home, at school and at work.

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CDEM Sector

This section provides information and resources for the civil defence emergency management sector.

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Local civil defence groups

Local authorities are responsible for civil defence emergency management (CDEM) in their area.

If life or property is threatened always dial 111 for Police, Fire or Ambulance.

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Media play a key role in providing public information during potential and actual emergencies. The Ministry provides information to the media as openly and quickly as possible so it can be reported and the public informed.

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Get involved

To assist your local Civil Defence organisation in the event of an emergency, why not become a volunteer?