PUTRAJAYA – No Malaysians were affected in the earthquake that struck the city of Christchurch, New Zealand today (Sunday), said the Foreign Ministry.
However, the ministry said Malaysians residing in New Zealand were advised to always communicate with the High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington and comply with all instructions and safety advice by the New Zealand authorities.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the High Commission of Malaysia in Wellington will continue to monitor and provide information as and when available,” it said in a statement, here today.
According to media reports, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Christchurch on Sunday, causing cliffs to collapse into the sea but no major damage to the city, which was devastated by a 2011 quake which killed nearly 200 people. – BERNAMA