If you are in Christchurch and need basic information and updates about the emergency response go to the Environment Canterbury Earthquake Website.

Whilst many scientists are busy at GNS Science with seismic data and interpretation of the physical and social impacts of the earthquake in Christchurch, everyone here is feeling sympathy for those still struggling to cope with the aftermath and continued aftershocks.

The image shows the ground shaking intensity across New Zealand
as measured by the GeoNet network of seismometers during the magnistude 6.3 quake yesterday. (Click on the image to enlarge.)

For an updated time lapse map of the aftershocks have a look here.

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