New Zealand Earthquake / Volcano

New Zealand earthquake and/or New Zealand volcano official and useful information and advice.

Life threatening emergencies call 111

Help and Information

Ministry of Defense and Emergency Management Contacts list and volcanic eruption safety information

X / Twitter National Emergency Management Agency @NZcivildefence

GeoNet - Volcanic Alert and Earthquake Information

New Zealand Red Cross - Missing People Registry

New Zealand Police

Important: The official emergency phone in New Zealand

  • Call 111

Access to information here is for visitors to this website to keep up to date with earthquakes and volcanoes and is in no way a substitute for official information given by New Zealand government and related organisations of New Zealand. Links to more sites are also provided below.

Earthquake Tsunami Evacuation Information Board, New Zealand
If you see information boards such as this one please take the time to read them and note your evacuation route or any other information provided.

Earthquake Sites


GeoNet detects, analyses, and responds to such natural hazards and provides people of New Zealand with access to this important information. The public can provide input through the Report Form.

Volcanoes: For an up to date status of volcanoes in New Zealand visit GeoNet.

Kaikoura District Council

Kaikoura EQ - Kaikoura District Council website.

Christchurch City Council

The February 2011 earthquake in New Zealand had devastating consequences for the people of the country and shocked the world. New Zealand is a country that has relatively small earthquakes all the time but rarely is there an earthquake of a magnitude that causes so much loss of life and destruction to a community and population.

The Canterbury Earthquake website is the official website for Christchurch City Council media releases and all earthquake related information. It is a response information website managed by the Environment Canterbury & Christchurch City Council. For the Christchurch Quake government helpline is 0800 779 997

Christchurch New Zealand - Christchurch City Map

Canterbury Region


You can make a donation to help with the New Zealand earthquakes (links below), but you can also continue with your plans to visit New Zealand for a holiday which will be a tremendous help to New Zealand citizens in the long term.

Please do not let an earthquake put you off the visit to New Zealand you have planned or are planning. The New Zealand economy is partially dependent on tourism and your contribution to the country’s economic stability is important over the coming years to help in rebuilding the earthquake affected areas.