Tsunami Evacuation Map

The NSW State Emergency Service (NSW SES) has released new maps showing evacuation areas in the event of a land-threat tsunami.

While the likelihood of a land-threat tsunami on the east coast of Australia is low, the maps show the areas where residents and workers would have to move to higher ground in the event of a land-threat tsunami.

Marine-threat tsunamis occur once about every six years, but are usually only dangerous to swimmers and boaters because of the dangerous currents. There is no record of a land-threat tsunami in Australia since European settlement.

If there is a threat of land inundation from a tsunami, move to higher ground, at least ten meters above sea level or one kilometer away from the coast and rivers. Be sure to listen to your local radio station for information, warnings and advice.


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