For much of the south coast, if you’re near the sea then you’re also in a Tsunami Hazard Zone. Freaky if you have the misfortune to experience an earthquake while you’re there. When we were at Bluff on 13 Nov, specifically at Stirling Point, I saw this sign which I’ve never come across before. I laughed.. if the tsunami was that close, I wouldn’t have a chance. Seriously though, if I was at sea level on the south coast and felt an earthquake, I’d be racing for the high ground!
Tsunami Hazard Sign near Stirling Point Lighthouse, Bluff
Southland, New Zealand
Photo (above): that’s the aluminium smelter in the background, across the channel at Tiwai Point.
Text and Photos by Liz; Exploring Colour (2018)