For the last 5 years, Lert Info has been, and still is, New Zealand's only fully comprehensive emergency alerting service.
Our small and passionate team is dedicated to keeping New Zealanders safe. Our members receive personal alerts by email, txt and soon to be launched, App.
We are not aligned to the government or any other organisation and receive absolutely no funding. Our only income is from a modest membership fee, for which they receive our exclusive emergency and safety alerts.
Following the disastrous Christchurch 6.3 earthquake in February 2011 we decided to look into the feasibility of developing an early earthquake warning system. After careful research we have settled on a solution using small affordable seismic units networked together into one powerful cloud based earthquake and tsunami warning system.
We will shortly be testing our idea and then we will set up a network of small, highly sensitive seismic network stations throughout New Zealand.
We are looking for people interested in becoming part of this network.
There are three ways to be involved:
We envisage that, quite quickly we will have a network throughout New Zealand.
The Lert system is probably the smallest seismograph of its caliber in existence, but don't let its size fool you - It can record earthquakes of all magnitudes, from the smallest quake that are imperceptible to human senses, to the big destructive earthquakes that regularly happen around the world.
The Lert system has two main components.
This proven system has been the standard in the oil exploration business for decades.
The sensors capture the vibrations of the Earth (Pictured), and send this information to our program. Our 'learning algorithm' works out the details of the quake and sends an alert if required, to every member that will be impacted by the quake.