Canterbury Earthquake - February 23 Update 0030 Hours

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake hit the Canterbury area at 12.51 PM today - February 22. The quake, approximately 5 km underground and located 10 km south east of the city has caused wide spread damage, bursting sewage lines, damaging buildings and homes, cutting power and telephone lines to many areas of the city. The mayor of Christchurch, Bob Parker, has declared a state of emergency.

Red Cross Christchurch and Timaru teams are on the ground working now, with Nelson and Blenheim teams on their way. Dunedin, Queenstown, Invercargill and West Coast teams are all due to arrive tomorrow morning to assist. They are working with Civil Defence, New Zealand Police, the local councils and agencies and are assisting with First Aid to the injured and provision of welfare. Standardised Red Cross relief supplies being distributed and deployed from around the country.


In the past and present we have had many players from NZ here on HL, so if you have any money to spare you can donate to the New Zealand Red Cross.

To all of our players who live there and/or have family there, we hope you're all safe.

Responses 1 - 12 of 12 to "Canterbury Earthquake - February 23 Update 0030 Hours"

Timewarper • Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 12:04am • #1

I am glad that you are reaching out. I would give all the money I had, if I had any. My heart goes out to everyone effected by the earthquake and I hope that we can help them in some way.

This Is Not A Title Ramp;ylan • Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 2:50am • #2

Thanks guys so much for helping out. Everyone in NZ is feeling the effects of the quake, and your help goes a long way.

AislingBlack • Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 3:56am • #3

My ex-mama and ex-staffer, Dharla, is in New Zealand

Death Deity GinnyMalfoy • Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 8:39am • #4

My friend was supposed to arrive there by plane yesterday..

I hope anyone and everyone who already lives there and/or has family there, that you're all safe.

MichaelRahl • Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 1:16am • #5

Let's do everything that we can.

Goddess AlyssaHayden • Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 3:27am • #6

I live in NZ =/ Thankfully my family and friends are safe but not everyone is so lucky.

Camp;-Ratedamp; Carlylotti • Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 7:10am • #7

Thanks to everyone who donates, we really appreciate it. My family are thankfully safe, but there are 98 confirmed dead and 226 still missing. As severussgirl said, everyone is feeling the effects even if we are not physically affected as this is one of the worst tragedies to hit New Zealand. Your donations go a long way. =)

9509e5307f9c00d • Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 12:03pm • #8

Damn, I don't know whats going on with all this disaster's this year. Floods in Australia and Brazil, Earthquakes in New Zealand.. What next?
To all the people who have lost family or friends, my heart is with you all, and to all those who are safe, or recovering from injury, I am glad your all now safe.

Lilley • Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 3:31pm • #9

I hope everyone in nz and players of hl in nz are safe. My heart also goes out to everyone there, and I'd donate all my money if I had any!

lovemeforever • Friday, February 25, 2011 - 8:28am • #10

Sending love and prayers to all the families in New Zealand.

e60304c76c4b374 • Friday, February 25, 2011 - 6:08pm • #11

If I had any money to spare, I'd give it. My thoughts are with those who were affected by this tragedy.

livypoo • Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 10:48pm • #12

I'm from Australia and my thoughts and prayers are with the people of Christchurch.

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