GeoNet’s Ask an Expert

Published: Fri Jun 12 2020 11:00 AM

You asked, we answered! We're sharing the videos of our experts we made during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown from questions we received from the public.

Back in April, during the COVID-19 lockdown, we put out a call to the public – did you have a question you have always wanted to ask a volcano, tsunami, earthquake or landslide expert? We received some great questions – thank you! We then gave the questions to some of our experts, who were at home in their lockdown ‘bubbles’ and we made some short videos with answers.

Below are compilations of the questions for each geohazard, and you can view all of the individual videos via the GNS YouTube Channel.

Remember in an earthquake to Drop, Cover and Hold

Drop, Cover and Hold

Drop, Cover and Hold

And if you feel a Long or Strong earthquake, or receive an emergency mobile alert for a tsunami, Get Gone to higher ground, or as far inland as possible immediately.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) have a great website with information on what to do before, during and after an earthquake. The Earthquake Commission (EQC) also have helpful information on how to get your home, apartment, or rental prepared for a natural disaster.

As always, the GeoNet project and our monitoring capability would not be possible without the support of our partners EQC, LINZ, MBIE, and NEMA.

Media contact: 021 574 541 or media@gns.cri.nz