A tsunami is a series of powerful, fast moving waves produced by an earthquake, volcanic eruption, explosion or other ocean disturbance.
Tsunamis can occur with very little warning. In Australia, the joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre detects and verifies any tsunami threat to the coastline of Australia and provides warnings.
Warnings will be relayed via official channels, e.g. Emergency Alert, radio, television, signage, and the Internet.
If you are near the coast and feel an earthquake, move quickly to a safer location at least 10 metres above the highest tide level or one kilometre inland.
See Council’s tsunami inundation map for more information.