22 February 2011

News : Press Release Earthquake In Christchurch, New Zealand 22 February 2011

PRESS RELEASE

EARTHQUAKE IN CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND
22 FEBRUARY 2011
A major earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude struck Christchurch, New Zealand at 12.51 pm local time on 22 February 2011. There are reports of damage to houses and buildings and power failure. The High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington is monitoring the situation and is in contact with the Malaysian student associations in Christchurch. The High Commission is also in close contact with New Zealand authorities for the latest updates on the situation and advisories. The last major earthquake struck Christchurch on 4 September 2010 with a magnitude of 7.1. The High Commission has despatched officers to set up and oversee the operations room in Christchurch together with the Malaysian Student Department. The Ministry has also activated its Operations Room and the following contact lines as focal points for the public to seek information pertaining to the latest situation in Christchurch, New Zealand.
CONTACT NUMBERS AT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OPERATIONS ROOM(WISMA PUTRA), PUTRAJAYA:


03 8887 4570
03 8887 4770
03 8889 2746
03 8889 2830


CONTACT DETAILS IN WELLINGTON (NEW ZEALAND):
Puan Siti Jalilah Abd Manap
High Commission of Malaysia
10 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn 
Wellington, New Zealand
Mobile: + 64 21 02 10 21 67
Fax:      + 64- 4- 385 6973
Email: jpanz01@xtra.co.nz
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA
22 February 2011

Source : Wisma Putra