The U.S. Geological Service
At 8:13 AM, the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management
1. Stay out of the water (sea, rivers, and estuaries, including boating activities).
2. Stay off beaches and shore areas.
3. Do not go sightseeing.
4. Share this information with family, neighbors, and friends.
5. Listen to the radio and/or TV for updates.
6. Follow instructions of local civil defense authorities.
7. If beach threat is forecasted for your area, take appropriate evasive action.
We strongly recommend that U.S. citizens traveling to or residing in New Zealand enroll in the Department of State's Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step. STEP enrollment gives you the latest security updates and makes it easier for the U.S. embassy or nearest U.S. consulate to contact you in an emergency.
For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs Internet website at http://travel.state.gov. Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada, or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries. These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
The U.S. Consulate General in New Zealand is located at Citigroup Centre, 3rd Floor, 23 Customs Street East, Auckland and is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., website https://nz.usembassy.gov/, email address AucklandACS@state.gov
Source: Overseas Security Advisory Council.