- Feel a strong earthquake that makes it hard to stand up, or a weak rolling earthquake that lasts a minute or more
- See a sudden rise or fall in sea level
- Hear loud and unusual noises from the sea
Do not wait for an offical alert. If an earthquake is long or strong get gone.
Listen to your radio
In a civil defence emergency and if you are able, you can tune into TVNZ and TV3 for updates about what's happening around you.
Social media helps many people to keep in touch and also keeps people posted on what's happening. Facebook is also a good resource to help people in an emergency.
You can keep an eye out on the Bay of Plenty Civil Defence Facebook page or the Opotiki District Council Facebook page.
Follow updates on the Bay of Plenty Emergency Management website and the News page on this website.
Emergency Mobile Alert
Emergency Mobile Alerts are messages about emergencies sent by authorised emergency agencies to capable mobile phones. Full information on Emergency Mobile Alerts can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website.