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


All of New Zealand is at risk of earthquakes. We can't predict when one will happen, but we can protect ourselves and our family. Find out what to do before, during and after an earthquake.

Tsunami evacuation zones

Find out if and when you need to evacuate using our tsunami information and interactive map.


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

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