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New Zealand: Earthquake: 2011/02/22 Country Information on DRR

Period 2011/02/22
Country or District New Zealand
Event Type Earthquake
Outline A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck at 12:51 on 22 February 2011 (23:51 GMT on 21 February), caused widespread destruction in the city centre of Christchurch, New Zealand.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Government of New Zealand 2011/03/07
The number of confirmed fatalities is now 166 (updated 1006hrs, 6 March).

Government of New Zealand 2011/03/03
The number of confirmed fatalities is now 161, as of 1038hrs, 3 March.

Government of New Zealand 2011/03/02
The number of confirmed fatalities is 159. Approximately 240 people are reported as missing. This number will include many, or all, of the fatalities.

The New Zealand Herald 2011/03/01
Police said the death toll had risen to 154.

The New Zealand Herald 2011/02/28
Police name two more earthquake victims, toll rises to 148.

The New Zealand Herald 2011/02/27
The death toll from Tuesday\'s earthquake is 146, with more than 200 people were still missing.

The New Zealand Herald 2011/02/25
Police said the body count from the earthquake had risen to 113 and over 200 people were still missing.

BBC news 2011/02/24
At least 98 people have been killed, but 226 others are missing - up to 120 of them under one collapsed building.

The New Zealand Helard 2011/02/24
So far, 76 bodies had been recovered and the list of the missing is 238, Canterbury District Commander Superintendent Dave Cliff said.

Reuters AlertNet 2011/02/22
New Zealand quake toll at 75, damage costs seen $12 bln. 2011/02/22
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake ripped through Christchurch, New Zealand, on Tuesday afternoon, killing at least 65 people.

BBC news 2011/02/22
New Zealand\'s fire service says there have been deaths after a powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Christchurch.

Geographycal Data

BBC/Microsoft/NASA 2011/02/21
New Zealand: Earthquake (21 February 2011)

USGS 2011/02/21
New Zealand: USGS Shake Map, South Island of New Zealand (21 February 2011)

IFRC 2011/02/23
New Zealand: Earthquake (as of 23 February 2011)

USGS Earthquake Hazard Program
Magnitude 6.3 Date-Time Monday, February 21, 2011 at 23:51:43 UTC Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 12:51:43 PM at epicenter Location 43.600°S, 172.710°E Depth 5 km (3.1 miles) Region SOUTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND

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Government of New Zealand 2011/02/23
Government of New Zealand have received or are receiving specialist search and rescue help from Australia, Taiwan, Singapore, USA, Japan and UK.

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
The New Zealand Red Cross has mobilized staff and volunteers from across the country in response to the 6.3 magnitude earthquake.


BBC news 2011/03/07
New Zealand: Christchurch quake mapped from space (as of 07 March 2011)

JAXA 2011/03/04
ALOS/PALSAR Observation Results of the Magnitude-6.3 Earthquake in the South Island of New Zealand in 2011

International Charter Space and Major Disasters 2011/02/24
New Zealand: Christchurch City Center - Damage Assessment Map (24 February 2011)

International Charter Space and Major Disasters 2011/02/23
New Zealand: Lyttelton

Earthquake Research Institute, University of Tokyo
Earthquake information in the South Island, NZ, related to a large-scale earthquake that occurred on February 22, 2011 is indicated on this site.