City Earthquake Briefings

7 August 2012

We're hosting a series of briefings with GNS Science to give you a better understanding of the earthquake risk to our city.

Wellington 1884 - after earthquakes in 1848 and 1855, most buildings were rebuilt in wood

Wellington 1884 - after earthquakes in 1848 and 1855, most buildings were rebuilt in wood

Wellington has already experienced four significant earthquakes since 1840. Our city survived those quakes with minimal casualties.

We'll talk about what we've learned from those events, what we're learning from the Canterbury earthquake sequence and what we know from recent GNS Science research.

The briefings will explain what has been done to improve the resilience of our community and infrastructure.

You'll also find out more about how to make sure you and your family are ready for an earthquake.

The briefings will be held throughout the city from August until November. Entry is free.

Either phone us on (04) 499 4444 or check out the Register for Briefing form to see where there's a briefing session on near you and register to attend:

Improving Earthquake Resilience - Register for Briefing 

As well as the community briefings, we're also holding a series of stakeholder briefings.

We're planning to host more briefings over the next few months and we'll let you know when and where they'll be held.