Hikurangi and Kermadec Islands Earthquakes Post-Event Report

This post-event report focuses on the National Emergency Management Agency’s response to the 5 March, 2021 Hikurangi and Kermadec Islands series of earthquakes and tsunami.

The Hikurangi and Kermadec Islands earthquakes and tsunami sequence of 5 March was an unprecedented and extraordinary series of events resulting in New Zealand’s largest ever mass evacuation. The report focuses on NEMA’s response performance. The report captures aspects of the response that may be improved and aspects that worked well.

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