The severest of those events were the earthquake (magnitude from 7.0 to … On Tuesday 22 February 2011 Christchurch city … After a devastating earthquake, the city of Christchurch required humanitarian aid and disaster relief logistics. THE death toll in the Christchurch earthquake stands at 65 and is expected to exceed 200 as rescue teams in New Zealand's second largest city searched frantically all night for survivors. The first mention of a 230,000 death toll was by Ibn Taghribirdi in the fifteenth century. She died on 6 March last year, after being admitted to hospital after falling and fracturing her hip during the earthquake. This list of natural disasters in New Zealand documents notable natural disasters and epidemics that have occurred in New Zealand since 1843. Two more bodies were recovered f A spokesperson for the Coroner says the toll has risen again, with the death of Iris Botting, 88. The figure of 230,000 dead is based on a historical conflation of this earthquake with earthquakes in November 1137 on the Jazira plain and on September 30, 1139 in the Azerbaijani city of Ganja. The death toll from last week's devastating Christchurch earthquake now stands at 165, police said this morning. Christchurch earthquakes of 2010–11, series of tremors that occurred within and near the city of Christchurch, New Zealand, and the Canterbury Plains region from early September 2010 to late December 2011. The office of the Chief Coroner says the number of people who died in the February 2011 Christchurch earthquake has risen to 185. Of these natural disasters, the 1918 flu pandemic resulted in the highest loss of life with 8,600 deaths in New Zealand.. At a media c Notable natural disasters The death toll from Tuesday's 6.3 magnitude earthquake in Christchurch now stands at 103 and hopes are fading for 228 people still missing.