Reduction: Reduce the impacts of earthquakes

This page provides messages about reducing the impact of earthquakes.

Most earthquake-related injuries and deaths result from people moving during earthquake shaking, due to collapsing walls and roofs, and falling glass and objects caused by the earthquake shaking. You can reduce the impacts of earthquakes by making sure objects that can fall, damage, and hurt are either placed somewhere else, or fixed and fastened.

Think about your whare/home, wāhi mahi / workplace, kura/schools, and in other places where you and your whānau/family spend a lot of time and see what you can do to make them safer.

Find out more about Toka Tū Ake EQC’s suggested steps to make your whare/home safer.