New Zealand High Commission New Delhi, India
An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude has occurred 10 km south-east of Christchurch on 22 February 2011. This has been followed by a number of aftershocks.
Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website.
More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website.
People planning to visit New Zealand can see updates at the Tourism New Zealand website.
If you are unable to contact a friend or a relative in the Christchurch area, please call the Red Cross Person Enquiry Line. People enquiring from outside New Zealand should call +64 7 850 2199.