| GEO World|
State of emergency extended in quake-hit New Zealand
| Updated at: 0401 PST, Wednesday, September 08, 2010|
CHRISTCHURCH: A state of emergency in the earthquake-hit New Zealand city of Christchurch has been extended for another week, a civil defence ministry official said Wednesday.
"We've just been told the state of emergency in Christchurch will be in place for another week," a ministry official told media.
He was unable to confirm whether the extension was a direct result of strong aftershocks that hit the city Wednesday morning.