Tsunami Public Education
Resources to help prepare New Zealanders for Tsunami.
Resources and social media shareables helping to explain what tsunami are, how they could impact New Zealand and how to prepare in case they happen. Originally produced as part of Exercise Tangaroa 2016 but can be used for any public education, classroom, workplace or community education activity.
On social media, use #TsunamiDay2016 #NZTsunami to talk about tsunami in NZ. Related hashtags also include #EQNZ, #tsunami and #earthquake
World Tsunami Awareness Day - 5 November
The UN General Assembly has designated Saturday 5 November as World Tsunami Awareness Day and called on the world to mark it.
World Tsunami Awareness Day is focused on effective education and evacuation drills. It's a chance for all of us to find out more about tsunami and how to prepare for them.
We're encouraging civil defence emergency management groups, partner agencies and organisations to get involved and promote awareness of the right action to take before, during and after a tsunami. Use the resources and information below and help prepare NZ for a tsunami.
World Tsunami Awareness Day 2016 Resources
- Information for schools
- Information for employers
- Information for families
- Social media content calendar
Social Media Shareables
We've developed a series of facebook and twitter posts that can be shared to help explain tsunami. Each post has an image that goes with it. Take a look!
Useful Tsunami Materials
What is a Tsunami – MCDEM general resource
Explains the science of Tsunami in detail http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/assets/Uploads/exercises/Tangaroa/what-is-a-tsunami-fact-sheet.pdf
Tsunami preparedness – MCDEM preparedness
Information of tsunami warnings, and advice on what to do before, during and after
Tsunamis in NZ – GNS Science Risk of Tsunamis in NZ
Short summary of NZ’s vulnerability to tsunamis including historical tsunami
Tsunami science - GNS Science general resource
GNS’s accumulation of Tsunami science and research – modelling, monitoring, reports and background
Tsunami: When minutes count – MCDEM tsunami survival stories
Survivors stories (video) from the 2009 September tsunami
The Tsunami that washed time away –Ministry of Education teachers resource
Focuses on researching an historic Tsunami in Henderson Bay in Northland
Tsunami Resource for Kids - MCDEM resource for kids
Preparedness messages specifically for children.
Cascadia Rising (US Tsunami Exercise)
Example of how Tsunami Exercise public education has been done in the US