Natural hazards

Taranaki faces significant potential natural hazards and a number of specialist studies have been carried out to assess the nature and/or likely impacts of these hazards.

Liquefaction

A report by GNS Science in 2013 found the liquefaction hazard is limited to only a few areas in Taranaki. The report was commissioned by the Taranaki Regional Council and the New Plymouth, Stratford and South Taranaki District Councils.

Liquefaction hazard in Taranaki - GNS Science See fact sheet

Tsunami evacuations

This report presents results of computer modelling of tsunami inundation of Taranaki coastal communities in exposed locations at risk from this hazard. The report was prepared by the Hawke's Bay Regional Council for the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.

Taranaki tsunami inundation analysis (single document only)

Volcanic eruption

This report from GNS Science gives an overview of key information needed to effectively manage volcanic hazards in Taranaki. The report was commissioned by the Taranaki Civil Defence Emergency Management Group.

Volcano hazards management information source book - GNS Science (single document only)