Christchurch earthquake: Google Crisis Response page goes live

Christchurch earthquake: Google Crisis Response page goes live

A Google Crisis Response page has been created in the wake of Christchurch’s deadly earthquake, which hit New Zealand’s south island with a magnitude of 6.3 at 1251 (2351 GMT) on 22 February, 2011.

With emergency teams still looking through the debris of a disaster that has already accounted for over 65 deaths and caused massive damage to property, Google’s page brings together emergency links, resources, news updates and map information in one place.

Christchurch earthquake: Google Crisis Response page goes live
[pic: Twitpic]

The page is designed to give help to victims during the aftermath, and as well as providing quick access to relevant information, including a  “person finder” service, Twitter updates and latest news feed.

Our best wishes go to anyone caught up in this terrible disaster.

The page can be found at: www.google.com/crisisresponse/christchurch_earthquake.html

Warning: this video of the earthquake aftermath contains distressing scenes.

*See interactive map of Christchurch’s earthquakes here

[BBC report]

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