The SES is the designated combat agency for tsunami. Following is information on what is a tsunami and how you can be prepared should one occur.

An important role of the SES is to respond to the flooding and damage caused by a tsunami. The SES is the designated ‘combat agency’ for tsunami.

A tsunami is a type of wave generated by one of four causes, these are:

  • Vertical movement of the sea floor as the result of a large earthquake
  • Submarine or coastal volcanic eruptions
  • Meteor impacts
  • Coastal landslides and slumps, either land-based or submarine.


Follow this link to the NSW State Emergecy Service Website for more infomation on Tsunami Safety in NSW.




Australian Council of State Emergency Services 2013