Tsunami Sirens To Be Tested Next Tuesday, No Need To Evacuate

A live test of all tsunami sirens will take place on February 5, 2019 at 10am. Evacuation will not be required.
30 Jan 2019 11:04
Tsunami Sirens To Be Tested Next Tuesday, No Need To Evacuate
Police officers together with Civil Servants and FIRCA employees during the tsunami drill from Nasese to the assembly area at Berkley Crescent on September 25, 2018. Photo: Ronald Kumar

The National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) in collaboration with the Seismology Unit of the Department of Mineral Resources will be conducting a live test of all the tsunami sirens on the 5th of February at 1000hrs.

This test is part of Government’s commitment towards improving its state of readiness for any tsunami event and also to ensure that the sirens are in working condition. The Tsunami sirens are currently installed in the following locations:

         Water Authority of Fiji – Kinoya Sewerage Plant

         FINTEL – Vatuwaqa

         RFMF Officers Training School – Vatuwaqa

         My Suva Park

         Government Training Centre – Nasese

         USP Main campus

         USP Statham

         I Taukei Trust Fund Board

         Civic Car park Rooftop

         Government Shipping Services – Walu Bay

         Lami town


The NDMO wishes to advise the general public that evacuation will NOT be required.

However communities and businesses living along the Suva peninsula and foreshore are urged to use this exercise to identify and test their evacuation procedures in terms of their designated safe route and safe assembly areas/zones. In addition, to this it is equally importantly for the public to get acquainted with the sound of the tsunami early warning sirens.

 NDMO welcomes any feedbacks and comments from the general public on the live test in terms of the clarity of the sound of the sirens and the adequacy of the acoustic range. Comments are to be sent to

  For any further enquiries, please call the NDMO on 3319250 or email


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