Earthquake, Christchurch Updates #eqnz


Tuesday 15 March 2011
Updated information should be sourced directly from official phone numbers, websites and Twitter accounts listed below.


Sunday, 13 March 2011
The state of national emergency has been extended for a further seven days #eqnz (via @nzherald)

### 7 March, 2011
State of national emergency extended
Civil Defence Minister John Carter has today extended the state of national emergency for a further seven days in the aftermath of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch on 22 February. The state of national emergency in New Zealand was declared on 23 February and first extended on 1 March. It is expected to continue for several more weeks.
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### ODT Online Mon, 7 Mar 2011
National memorial to mark ‘terrible loss of life’
A national memorial service to mark the “terrible loss of life” in the Christchurch earthquake will be held on March 18, and Cantabrians will get the day off to attend. Prime Minister John Key this afternoon announced the service would be held at North Hagley Park in Christchurch at 12.45pm.
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Check the following links regularly for latest #eqnz notices:

Earthquake Government Helpline: 0800 779 997 #eqnz #chch
Civil Defence Deconstruction Team for advice: 027 819 9860 #eqnz

NZ Police List of Victims

@CEQgovtnz Civil Defence must clear all potential demolition sites BEFORE demolition begins. Phone CD Deconstruction Team – 027 819 9860. #eqnz #chch

Latest media briefings on earthquake recovery and related news at:

Sun, 13 March 2011 (3.46pm, via NewstalkZB) Power back on: Orion says power is on to all but a few pockets of customers outside Chch CBD but still off to ha… read more:

Sun, 13 March 2011 Civil Defence says 844 of 1666 heritage buildings inspected after the February 22 quake have red placards, but these are not a demolition order. 5000 additional chemical toilets have arrived in Christchurch from China. (8.03am, via TVNZNews)

Fri, 11 March 2011 (8.54pm, via TVNZNews) Police add six more names to quake fatality list #TVNZNews

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 (8.17pm) The number of confirmed fatalities is 166 (at 1100hrs, 10 March) #chch #eqnz

Thu, 10 Mar 2011 (8.11pm) NZ Police confirm latest 12 names of deceased

Wed, 9 Mar 2011 (8.43pm) Commercial business owners who have any concerns should engage a Chartered Professional Structural Engineer. #eqnz

Wed, 9 Mar 2011 (8.23pm) Landslide and rockfall fact sheet for hill suburb residents #eqnz #chch

Wed, 9 Mar 2011 (4.27pm) @Police_NZ News: Police release eight more names of deceased – Location:  National…

Tue, 8 Mar 2011 (9.46pm) @CEQgovtnz New Zealand Police have now identified 57 people who have died as a result of the earthquake, including foreign citizens #chch #eqnz

Mon, 7 Mar 2011 (via ODT) The death toll officially rose to 166 yesterday, with an expected final toll of 200, and police named 15 more of the dead, to bring the number of those named to 41.

Sat, 5 Mar 2011 (ODT) No bodies found in cathedral Searchers have found no bodies at Christchurch’s iconic cathedral, despite earlier reports that 22 people were thought to be buried in rubble.

Sat, 5 Mar 2011 Six recovery assistance centres would open this morning in the hardest hit areas of the city, offering a range of services and information – including agency support from Work and Income, Housing New Zealand, ChristchurchCity Council, Red Cross and Salvation Army – for people who need help.



Follow latest quakes via Twitter @geonet

Satellite images of Christchurch after the quake

@tetoroa NZDF GIO Geospatial Intelligence Organisation: Christchurch Earthquake – Imagery and Geospatial Info #eqnz

Before/After Google maps satellite images of the destruction in the Christchurch CBD #eqnz

@dannews has compiled a montage of radio and television audio/footage as news of the quake became known #eqnz

@NZStuff Photos: Before and after the Christchurch earthquake

Post quake satellite images @DavidClinchNews

New Google Earth/GeoEye Feb26 shows amazing details

A view of #Christchurch & #Wellington from the International Space Station #NZ #NZtravel >> cool

Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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One response to “Earthquake, Christchurch Updates #eqnz

  1. Elizabeth

    Useful links and official updates here. #eqnz

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