Friday 29 Apr - 7:28 am
Based on new observations, the Volcanic Alert Level for White Island has been lowered to 2 from 3. This indicates that the volcano is not erupting anymore but remains in a state of moderate to heightened unrest. The Aviation Colour Code remains at Orange. There is currently no indication that activity may be building up at White Island. However, GNS staff will not be visiting the main crater floor until further notice due to the heightened state of volcanic unrest. GNS Science volcanologists are continuing to monitor the volcano 24/7 using existing instrumentation on island and occasional measurements made from safe distance.
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.
Contact information and resources for media.
We are testing New Zealand’s arrangements for preparing for, responding to, and recovering from a national tsunami impact.
01 Jun 2016 > 02 Jun 2016
1-2 June 2016 | Te Papa, Wellington
Join us for a national emergency management conference to discuss our changing environment and the future of emergency management. The conference will cover themes such as emerging hazards and risks, global and domestic trends, disaster risk reduction and resilience, innovations in response and recovery capability, and stepping up communications, public education and community resilience.
07 Apr 2016 > 13 Apr 2016
We are undertaking a review of the current National CDEM Strategy. The review will result in a new National Disaster Resilience Strategy.
03 Apr 2016 - 09:04PM
MCDEM has assessed the information about tonight's quake with the assistance of scientific advisors. Based on current information, the initial assessment is that the earthquake is unlikely to have caused a tsunami that will pose a threat to New Zealand.