The earthquake which struck the Fiordland region in the evening of Wednesday 15 July was the biggest since the Buller and Hawke's Bay earthquakes of 1929 and 1931.
|Wed Jul 15 2009 9:22 PM
|90 km north-west of Tuatapere
One of the best things New Zealanders can do is make a plan, and have a grab bag ready to go in case of emergencies. Ensure everyone in your family knows what the plan is, where to meet and how to stay connected with whānau when our lives are disrupted by natural hazard events.
There's a lot you can do to make your home safer and stronger for natural hazards. Every step you take will reduce the impact of a disaster on you and your family, so get started today.