|Reference Number||3468575[View event in Google Maps]|
|Universal Time||February 21 2011 at 23:51|
|NZ Daylight Time||Tuesday, February 22 2011 at 12:51 pm|
|Latitude, Longitude||43.60°S, 172.71°E|
|Focal Depth||5 km|
However I cannot explain the feelings of anxiety knowing that someone you know and care about is involved even when you know that they survived the initial quake unscathed. I cannot even begin to imagine how people with relatives and friends who are missing are feeling at this time. At the time I'm writing this 65 have been confirmed dead but it is expected that that number will rise.
A State of Emergency has been declared.
The television and radio have been on the air with updating news since the quake. The friend who texted had no idea of the seriousness at the time because they had no power and therefore no TV or radio. See TV NZ.