On September 3rd, 2015 an earthquake, 7.1 in magnitude, 130km north-east of Te Araroa at a depth of 55km at 4.37am - was felt from Northland to Wellington in the North Island, and in the top of the South Island. Severe reports were felt in Gisborne and the Bay of Plenty.

The earthquake prompted a large response from Civil Defence. Tsunami waves measuring 30 cm were picked up at Gisborne port and the gauge at East Cape.

There were numerous complaints that people did not hear any warning, or that the delays in issuing warning were unacceptable.

As usual, Civil Defence advised people to seek higher ground, and take a radio with them.

TSUNADO Alert Radios have the capability to not only provide news and information from local radio stations, but be activated to sound an alarm that will wake anyone in the house during the night, or above the usual noise of everyday life.

Because the turn on automatically when there is news to be delivered,  TSUNADO Alert Radios have a battery life of 5 to 10 days.

In remote regions such as East Cape, the signals can be delivered via the Optus D1 Satellite used by both Sky Television and Kordia (Freeview). This ensures 100% coverage to all regions of New Zealand.

For more information, please contact Rhys Greensill ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Gary Benner ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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