There are a number of natural hazards that may affect Christchurch and Banks Peninsula. Learning about them will help you be more prepared.


Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently, and without warning at any time. Knowing what to do during an earthquake can help protect you and your property.

Tsunami evacuation zones

You may have to evacuate your home or workplace in a hurry during a tsunami warning. Do you know what to do? Find out if you’re in a tsunami evacuation zone and how to evacuate safely.


Floods are New Zealand’s most common hazard in terms of frequency, losses and declared civil defence emergencies.