2022 - in Review

Published: Fri Feb 3 2023 1:30 PM

We take a quick look back at what happened in 2022 at GeoNet, the highlights and big changes.

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2022 in Review

2022 in Review

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We can’t prevent natural hazards, but we can, and should, be prepared for them.

Earthquakes can occur anywhere in New Zealand at any time. Drop, Cover, and Hold during a large earthquake. If it is Long and Strong, Get Gone! If you are near the coast or a lake 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.

During volcanic activity, follow official advice provided by your local Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.

Want to get prepared?

For information on preparing for earthquakes or responding to volcanic activity, there are guidelines from the National Emergency Management Agency's Get Ready website.

Prepare your home. Protect your whānau.

There’s a lot we can do to make our homes safer and stronger for natural disasters. Toka Tū Ake EQC’s website has key steps to get you started.

All right? / Not All Right?

We all need a bit of support from time-to-time, and if you or someone you know is struggling, there is free help available. Free call or text 1737 any time, 24 hours a day. You can also call Lifeline on 0800 543354 or text HELP to 4357.

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