Natural Hazards

Natural hazards are naturally occurring events that have the potential to threaten people, property, or infrastructure. Examples of natural hazards are earthquakes, floods, and landslides.

Our Natural Hazards Database is an interactive tool that allows you to view the information we hold on natural hazards in the Otago region. We assess Otago’s natural hazards to determine the areas they could affect, who and what is exposed, and their level of risk.

Some hazards, such as flooding, happen quite often, while others are rare (for example, Tsunami and large earthquakes).

We work with communities to make people more aware of natural hazards, so they can reduce the level of risk they face. We also work with Otago’s district and city councils to manage natural hazards through collaborative projects and district planning.  




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