Full press release from the The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management.
The Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management has activated the National Crisis Management Centre (NCMC) in monitoring mode in response to the Canterbury aftershocks.
National Controller, David Coetzee, said the response to the aftershocks is being managed from the Christchurch City council’s Emergency Operations Centre.
Mr Coetzee said the NCMC is gathering information to keep the Government informed and to be ready to co-ordinate central government support, should that be needed.
Unconfirmed reports are that: