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