New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland

Canterbury earthquake

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.

Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/).

More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (www.civildefence.govt.nz).

Statements from Prime Minister John Key and other ministers are available on the Beehive website (www.beehive.govt.nz).

People planning to visit New Zealand can see updates at Tourism New Zealand (www.tourismnewzealand.com).
 

Red Cross Person Enquiry Line 

The New Zealand Red Cross Person Enquiry Line is now activated. If you are unable to contact a friend or relative in the Christchurch area, call the Red Cross Person Enquiry Line. Red Cross will be able to tell you if they have registered with Civil Defence. People are encouraged to do this before reporting friends and relatives missing.

People enquiring from outside New Zealand should call +64 7 850 2199

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