A Tsunami can be triggered by large submarine or coastal earthquakes, underwater landslides, large coastal cliff or lakeside landslides or underwater volcanic eruptions.
The coastal areas of the Western Bay could be inundated by a tsunami.
Tsunami: Do you know what to do?
Western Bay of Plenty tsunami maps can be found here
Tsunami maps can also be found by downloading a copy of the Community Guide to emergencies of your area.
For a printed copy of the Community Guide please visit your Council at any of our service centres (Waihī Beach, Katikati, Ōmokoroa, Barkes Corner and Te Puke).