These tsunami evacuation zones show the at-risk coastal areas of the Hawke’s Bay region.
If you feel a long or strong earthquake, and you are in a tsunami hazard zone, immediately get out of all tsunami evacuation zones. The earthquake will be the only natural warning of a tsunami, don't wait for sirens. The most important thing is for people to use their own initiative in any evacuation, so evacuate to areas where you feel safe (For example, Kamaishi).
If there is an official warning from Civil Defence, then evacuate from the zones (red, orange or yellow) stated in the warning.
The three different evacuation zones, red, orange and yellow, are based on a variety of hazard models which aim to include all possible flooding from all known tsunami sources, including 'worse case' rare scenarios for Hawke's Bay for tsunami coming from both a very large local earthquake, or from across the Pacific Ocean.
These maps provide communities tsunami information required for community response plans for how they will respond to emergencies.
NB: Not all maps have every zone as land maybe sufficiently high for the tsunami not to affect the area.
Learn more about our tsunami risks and what to do.
BOAT SAFE DISTANCE
Advice is provided on the appropriate safe distance for boats to evacuate in a near source tsunami, remembering in a local tsunami there is only 10 minutes on the water to take the correct action. To view the Boat Safe Distance map, go to Boat Safe Distance Map.