A magnitude 6.3 earthquake occurred near the city of Christchurch in Canterbury, New Zealand, on 22 February 2011.
Updates on the earthquake are available on the Canterbury Earthquake website (http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz/).
More information can be found on the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management website (www.civildefence.govt.nz).
Statements from Prime Minister John Key and other ministers are available on the Beehive website (www.beehive.govt.nz).
People planning to visit New Zealand can see updates at Tourism New Zealand (www.tourismnewzealand.com).