More details as they come to hand.
2115 : Reports of loss of power in some parts of Gisborne and broken windows in some houses
2145: A civil defence emergency has been declared. Reports indicate there have been some buildings collapse. No word on injuries.
2230: USAR Task Forces 1 & 3 have been activated and being deployed to Gisborne.
Further details available here
Other related posts:
Air New Zealand launches Flexitime Membership (and how it can save you $$$)
Have an interest in retail payments and credit card interchange rates? Here’s your chance to have a say.
Fairfax takes journalism ethics and integrity to a whole new low with Stuff fibre
Comment by Fiona, on 20-Dec-2007 22:08
Hi Steve, I was on the phone to my sister when the EQ hit and she was cut off in a state of panic. We could not get through on any phone lines as they were all down, even civil defense. Your website was the first I found with any news at all. Thanks very much, as that was a tense 10 minutes.....Keep up the great geek work.
Comment by isaac, on 20-Dec-2007 22:35
my son and wife are there how can i keep up to date please im freaken out with a tsunami warning
Comment by reid, on 20-Dec-2007 22:47
jeez my house is a mess. All i want for christmas is the power to stay on :(
Comment by Rachel, on 20-Dec-2007 22:53
I'm all the way down in Christchurch and it was quite strong here. I hope power is restored for you, I doubt there is a tsunami, it would have arrived by now. More information will arrise, and the full extent of the damage will be evident in the morning.
Add a comment
Please note: comments that are inappropriate or promotional in nature will be deleted.
E-mail addresses are not displayed, but you must enter a valid e-mail address to confirm your comments.
Are you a registered Geekzone user? Login to have the fields below automatically filled in for you and to enable links in comments. If you have (or qualify to have) a Geekzone Blog then your comment will be automatically confirmed and shown in this blog post.