Following the damage from the magnitude 6.3 earthquake on February 22. Google published a new satellite imagery over the affected area to show an aerial view of the impact. To view this high-resolution imagery, download this KML and explore it in Google Earth. You can also have a look at this Picasa album of before and after shots:
As a response to this recent catastrophic event, Google's Crisis Response team also worked quickly to get important information, relevant news and helpful resources to those affected by the disaster and those following developments in New Zealand.
And, also released Person Finder to help people connect with their loved ones.