Februarys Christchurch Earthquake Facts

Posted 24 Feb 2011 by Swiggs Popular

wwThe latest updates that are available. The figures of deaths and missing people will change.

For the technical details of this Earthquake go to this page http://rebuildchristchurch.co.nz/februarys-6-3-christchurch-earthquake-explained

these facts are correct to the date of publishing, final figures may vary

* The earthquake was 6.3 magnitude, centred at Lyttelton 10km south of the Christchurch city centre, at a depth of 5km. It struck at 12.51pm on Tuesday.

* 147 people are dead * 238 people are thought to still be missing

* 120 people are thought to be inside the CTV building on Madras St

* Ann Bodkin was the last person rescued, from the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building, at 2.25pm Wednesday

* 20 people are feared trapped inside ChristChurch Cathedral

* 29 people have been rescued from the Pyne Gould Corporation (PGC) building, with 14 PGC staff unaccounted for

* More than 400 international rescue workers from Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, the US and the UK are to search for survivors

* New Zealand Defence Force has 1118 personnel working in Christchurch and Lyttelton; 738 Army, 200 Navy, and 150 airforce

* 80 per cent of the city is without water supply

* 40 per cent of the city has no power supply * Orion expects 75 per cent of homes will have power supply by tonight

* 220 people treated with major trauma injuries at Christchurch Hospital on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning

* 20 people are in intensive care as of Wednesday night

* 431 patients have been treated at triage centres

* 164 people were admitted to Christchurch Hospital in the first 24 hours after the quake, many with head and neck, spinal and crushing injuries

* 16 patients at triage centres had suffered serious injuries

* 1500-2000 people have been treated for minor injuries at medical centres around the city

* 80 residents from two residential care facilities have been relocated to other sites around Christchurch. Canterbury District Health Board says up to 200 residents could be relocated.

* St John have 40 ambulances working in Christchurch, with 20 support cars, 20 aircraft and 117 staff

* Red Cross has 130 staff working in Christchurch

* Fonterra has supplied 34 tankers with 20,000 litre capacities to distribute water at sites across Christchurch

* Air New Zealand has offered 1600 extra seats on flights in and out of Christchurch

* More than 1400 offers of accommodation for quake-stricken Cantabrians have been offered on www.quakeescape.org.nz.

* $5 million has been donated by the Australian Government for earthquake recovery

* About 100 Auckland council staff are in Christchurch helping with earthquake relief.  The council is to donate $1.5 million and ongoing support from staff to help with the recovery.

* 30 per cent of GPs in the Christchurch area are open, Canterbury District Health Board is anticipating that 60 per cent will be open in the near future

* Six triage centres, including Latimer Square; Sanitarium Factory, Papanui; Spotlight Mall, Beckenham; Bealey Ave 24-hour medical centre; Princess Margaret Hospital; Christchurch Hospital (urgent only)


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