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Emergency Mobile Alert Test – Expert reaction

Tessa Evans posted in on November 27th, 2017.

The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management (MCDEM) sent out a nationwide test of their new Emergency Mobile Alert last night at staggered times between 6pm and 7pm. Accompanied by a unique warning sound, the mobile alert was sent to all mobile phones that were on, within target areas, and capable of receiving the alert. In […]

Tsunami hazard report makes waves in NZ media

John Kerr posted in on October 2nd, 2013.

A report reviewing the tsunami hazard in New Zealand has received intense media coverage this week.  The report, updating a previous review from 2005, notes the overall risk of a tsunami striking New Zealand coast has not changed. However new modelling data, drawing on the 2011 Tokohu tsunami,  suggests that the size of such a […]

New Zealand tsunami hazard – the science updated

Peter Griffin posted in on September 30th, 2013.

The Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management today released a review of tsunami hazard in New Zealand, the first major update of the science since 2005, and encompassing the whole of New Zealand’s coastline for the first time. Click here to download Review of Tsunami Hazard in New Zealand (2013 Update) The review shows the maximum possible […]

NZ Herald: Govt orders review after tsunami response

Peter Griffin posted in on October 1st, 2009.

An excerpt from a New Zealand Herald story reporting that the Government will undertake a review of the country’s response to the tsunami warning triggered by the earthquake in the Samoan islands An excerpt: (read in full here) “The Government has ordered a review after deeming New Zealand’s response to yesterday’s tsunami ‘not good enough’. […]

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