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Monday, June 13

Twitter Update: Red Zone being evacuated


A further aftershock measuring magnitude 6.0 hit Christchurch at 2.20pm. Initial police reports include:

• Police are evacuating the central city red zone; reports of a possible gas leak - Fire Service are attending.
• Rockfalls reported at Boulder Bay, Shag Rock and other hill locations
• Old Waimakariri bridge closed
• Moorhouse Ave overbridge closed
• Merivale Mall closed
• Gloucester/Gayhurst bridge closed
• Anzac Ave bridge closed
• Central police station evacuated

Police are urging residents to check on friends and neighbours, and to stay at home and avoid travelling if possible.