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Our Thoughts & Prayers Go Out to the People of New Zealand

The thoughts and prayers of every member of the FEMA team go out to the victims and survivors of the terrible earthquake that struck New Zealand yesterday. As with all international disasters, FEMA is supporting the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) with the U.S. Government’s response to the earthquake.

FEMA Deputy Administrator for Protection and National Preparedness, Tim Manning was in Christchurch at the time of the quake, as part of a trip to New Zealand and Australia to discuss a broad range of emergency management issues, as part of ongoing international cooperation efforts. Tim is safe and is in close contact with the U.S. Embassy.

If you are looking for information or have information regarding U.S. citizens in Christchurch, New Zealand, the U.S. Embassy in Christchurch is asking people to email

In addition, here are some of the social media resources that are available and have popped up in response to the quake:

Last Updated: 
06/19/2012 - 18:02


So far it seems that social media is evolving really well for this earthquake, particularly consolidation around the #eqnz and #eqnzcontact hashtags. Also various meta sites have sprung up aggregating social media resources - see list at //

thanks for posting this. very helpful. Gunnar via @IDRN_News

Thanks FEMA. These Links are great help.. missing ;-)

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