Earthquake in New Zealand: Live Updates from Christchurch
New Zealand Earthquake: Rescuers Work Through the Night
Rescuers and medical crews continue to work around the clock in the aftermath of the 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck Christchurch, New Zealand on February 22. (Map of Christchurch, New Zealand)
Non-emergency patients are being transferred to Auckland as Christchurch Hospital makes room in its emergency intensive care wards. Those with minor injuries have been asked to self-treat at home. So far, around 200 people are still believed to be trapped in the rubble. At least 65 people have been killed.
The Canterbury Television (CTV) Building was totally destroyed by the earthquake (video). This stretch of Madras Street is expected to present the worst of the casualties. Rescuers are still pulling bodies from the rubble of the building, which also housed a language school. (Madras Street map)
Earthquake in New Zealand: Live Updates
TVNZ is providing live updates: Hit the link below for more. At the time of this writing, it is very early on the morning of February 23 in New Zealand.
4.33am: Rescuers have been digging through rubble during the night. Dozens of people are still unaccounted for.
Rescue efforts by hundreds of search and rescue workers from around New Zealand focused on the Canterbury Television Building in Madras Street and the Pyne Gould Guiness Building in Cambridge Terrace, both of which collapsed in the 6.3 magnitude earthquake which struck at a shallow depth 10 km southeast of the city at 1pm yesterday.
- RT @BlurtonWhatsOn: Coming Soon at The Hub, Christchurch Street, Fenton. http://t.co/KkZJ4zD71E
- Raining in Christchurch! :(
- RT @BlurtonWhatsOn: Taking place at The Hub, Christchurch Street, Fenton. http://t.co/lYCByYiLib