Disasters Charter

February 22, 2011 at 10:50 am | Posted in Remote Sensing Law | Leave a comment

by P.J. Blount with the blog faculty

The Disaster Charter has been activated for the Earthquake in New Zealand:

Earthquake in New Zealand

Type of Event: Earthquake
Location of Event: New Zealand
Date of Charter Activation: 22 February 2011
Charter Requestor: French Civil Protection / COGIC
Project Management: CNES

Description of the Event:
New Zealand, Christchurch, has been hit by a powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake. Reportedly, 65 people have died and more than 100 people are missing. Buildings have collapsed, vehicles have been buried under debris and rescuers are working to help save people trapped under rubble.

Bob Parker, The Mayor of Christchurch, declared a state of emergency and ordered people to evacuate the city centre. This is the second earthquake to hit the region in five months.

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