Lo­cal source earthquakes — what you need to know

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Don’t wait for an of­fi­cial warn­ing; move im­me­di­ately to the near­est high ground, out of all tsunami evac­u­a­tion zones, or as far in­land as pos­si­ble.

■ Know your route. Check out https:/ /www.civilde­fence.govt.nz/get-ready/get-tsunami-ready/

■ Prac­tise your route. The New Zealand Shake­out earth­quake drill and tsunami hikoi is a great op­por­tu­nity to do this. Prac­tise your evac­u­a­tion on foot or bike https:/ /www.tcdc.govt.nz/thames-val­ley-emer­gen­cy­man­age­ment/

■ Stay in­formed. Warn­ings and evac­u­a­tion maps will be is­sued via Emer­gency Mo­bile Alerts, news me­dia, the Civil De­fence web­site, @Nz­civilde­fence Twit­ter and Nz­civilde­fence Face­book.

■ Plan ahead if need­ing help. Make ar­range­ments to help you evac­u­ate if in need.

■ Hikoi not con­voy. Run, walk or cy­cle when evac­u­at­ing from a tsunami to avoid traf­fic jams.

■ Have a grab bag ready with food, wa­ter, clothes and a bat­tery pow­ered ra­dio.

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