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GeoNet(external link) delivers near real-time data on natural hazards through its network of 1000 instruments in nearly 700 locations nationwide, playing a critical part in helping understand natural hazards and the associated risks and impacts in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Natural Hazards Commission Toka Tū Ake was a founding partner along with GNS Science(external link) and LINZ(external link) in 2001 and remains the largest contributor to GeoNet, providing up to $14 million each year.

GeoNet(external link) monitors land and sea for movement and activity relating to earthquakes, large landslides, volcanoes and tsunami. Data from GeoNet is freely available to all. 

Data generated by the GeoNet network, along with 24/7 near-instant analysis in the National Geohazards Monitoring Centre/Te Puna Mōrearea i te Rū, is used by scientists, emergency managers, insurers and reinsurers, government agencies, engineers, developers, everyday New Zealanders and others, both in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas.

Everyone can see GeoNet information

Anyone can find out where earthquakes happened, what volcanoes are doing and how other hazards are tracking through the GeoNet(external link) website or phone app(external link).  Members of the public can also submit “Felt it?” reports after earthquakes on their own experience of earthquake shaking.

More information

For more information, visit the GeoNet website or download the app on your phone.