A group of volunteers around the world working to process information, called CrisisCampNZ who came together to help process information in New Zealand for the Christchurch Earthquake on February 21, 2011. using sources from traditional media, independent sources, social media and organizations on the ground.
Important: To volunteer, please see: Christchurch NZ Earthquake 21.02.2011
A 6.3-magnitude earthquake has struck the city of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand. The shaking started at 12.50pm (local) on 22nd of February, wreaking destruction throughout the city and devastating the central business district. Dozens of people have been confirmed dead with many currently trapped in central city buildings. Many more are injured or have lost their homes. Aftershocks are still ongoing.
The close proximity of the earthquake's epicenter - at 10km south east of the city - coupled with a shallow depth of 5km has contributed to the violence of the shaking. It is the second major earthquake in recent times for Christchurch residents who have been recovering from a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in September 2010 which resulted in no casualties.
Connect with us
- EMAIL: If you would like to help with http://eq.org.nz please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- IRC: On IRC you can join the channel: #eqnz on: irc.freenode.org There is a webclient available here: http://webchat.freenode.net/
Christchurch earthquake - Some more ways to help
If you are in the affected area, or are connected to reliable sources who are, you can help by sending us reports about what is happening. We are particularly interested in incidents (things that “happen”) or situations which provide useful information to those affected by this disaster. This includes situations such as: Property Damage; Road and Bridge Closures; Evacuations; Injuries and Electricity Outages.
How to file a report
Send us details, including the location of what you are reporting, to us by:
- Sending a message to 5627
- Sending an email to email@example.com
- Sending a tweet with the hashtag/s #christchurch or #eqnz or #ChristchurchQuake or #nzeq
- By filling out a form on the website: http://eq.org.nz
- Nat Torkington (firstname.lastname@example.org Skype:nathantorkington )
- Julie Starr (email@example.com)
Technical: Rob Coup (firstname.lastname@example.org Skype:robert.coup)
CDEM Liaision: Gavin Treadgold (email@example.com Skype:rediguananz)
Volunteer Management: Tim McNamara (firstname.lastname@example.org Skype:sayhitotim)
How to Prepare?
You can host some support for the weekend or evening. Here's some information on hosting a CrisisCamp. Please take a look through these resources in preparation for your first CrisisCamp.
- List of past CrisisCamp events: Crisis Camp Dates and Locations
- List of past disaster response efforts: Previous Crises
Things we need/Things we need to do
Domain specific email addresses when returning emails on behalf of eqnz (i.e. email@example.com)
--Heatherleson 22:24, 25 February 2011 (UTC)Asked the CCNZ team if this is still an actionable item. Recommended that they not add another communications level. Pending.