Timely Reminder to be prepared
The Hawkes Bay earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale centred 30km east of Waipukurau at a depth of 71km at 9.58am is a timely reminder for residents to be earthquake prepared.
People reported feeling a "rocking" motion followed by "swaying" and while it appears there was no major damage across the region, some households experienced objects falling from shelves.
Quakesafe your home as shown above, and for more details on being prepared read more on this website or visit www.eqc.govt.nz/be-prepared/multimedia/quake-safe-your-home or www.getthru.govt.nz
Hawke’s Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Manager and Controller Ian Macdonald says these events, along with the recent Canterbury quakes, highlights the importance of planning for emergency events, particularly as a Hawke’s Bay survey found over 57% Hawke’s Bay businesses are underprepared in the event of a disaster.
Time and money spent on emergency preparedness is an investment. Planning and preparation by your business & farm before a disaster will minimize the loss of revenue and more importantly the loss of life.
Updated 1.30 pm 9 July 2013