Welcome to the Auckland Hazards Viewer (“Viewer”). The Viewer shows a range of information in interactive maps including areas exposed to the impacts of selected Auckland hazards, as well as some past events that have affected the region. The purpose of the Viewer is to provide Aucklanders with information they can use to understand and potentially reduce their risk to the impacts of natural hazards.
The hosting location of Auckland's Hazard Viewer will be moved, this means that if you bookmark the viewer, you will need to revisit the Auckland Emergency Management website.
The hazard data (“Data”) is based on existing research and some maps have been compiled from legacy data sets. Not all areas of the Auckland region have been covered to the same extent or depth of detail, depending on available information. Hazards might therefore occur in areas not currently mapped within the viewer. We recommend obtaining expert advice to help interpreting the information for risk assessment purposes. Please note that the Viewer cannot and does not replace a Land Information Memorandum (LIM).
Data for the Flooding, Coastal Inundation, Severe Wind and Tsunami pages provided and owned by Auckland Council. Data for the Earthquake and Volcano Hazards pages is provided under license from GNS Science and others.
Terms and Conditions
In addition, Data provided by GNS Science is subject to their following terms:
As there is always uncertainty inherent within the nature of natural events GNS Science gives no warranties of any kind concerning its assessment and estimates, including accuracy, completeness, timelines or fitness for purpose and accepts no responsibility for any actions taken based on, or reliance placed on them by any person or organisation. GNS Science excludes to the full extent permitted by law any liability to any person or organisation for any loss, damage or expense, direct or indirect, and however caused, whether through negligence or otherwise, resulting from any person or organisation's use of, or reliance on this report and data.
GNS active faults data: Langridge, R.M., Ries, W.F., Litchfield, N.J., Villamor, P., Van Dissen, R.J., Rattenbury, M.S., Barrell, D.J.A., Heron, D.W., Haubrock, S., Townsend, D.B., Lee, J.A., Cox, S., Berryman, K.R., Nicol, A., Stirling, M. (2016). The New Zealand active faults database: NZAFD250. accepted to New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 59 (1).
Volcanic vents: Leonard, G. S., Calvert, A. T., Hopkins, J. L., Wilson, C. J., Smid, E. R., Lindsay, J. M., & Champion, D. E. (2017). High-precision 40Ar/39Ar dating of Quaternary basalts from Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand, with implications for eruption rates and paleomagnetic correlations. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 343, 60-74.
Past volcanic deposits: Kermode L. (1992). Geology of the Auckland urban area, scale 1:50 000. Lower Hutt: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited.
Volcanic ages: Hopkins, J. L., Wilson, C. J., Millet, M. A., Leonard, G. S., Timm, C., McGee, L. E., ... & Smith, E. G. (2017). Multi-criteria correlation of tephra deposits to source centres applied in the Auckland Volcanic Field, New Zealand. Bulletin of Volcanology, 79(7), 55.
Current Auckland Volcanic Field boundary and 5km Buffer: Runge, M. G., Bebbington, M. S., Cronin, S. J., Lindsay, J. M., & Moufti, M. R. (2015). Sensitivity to volcanic field boundary. Journal of Applied Volcanology, 4(1), 22.