Messages of support for people affected by the Christchurch earthquake are flooding in from all over New Zealand and around the world.
Prime Minister John Key has said his thoughts and prayers are with the families of any people killed in today's massive quake in Canterbury.
Police have said that multiple fatalities have been reported at several locations in the central city, including two buses crushed by falling buildings.
"My heart and thoughts and prayers would go to those families. I think we all knew that we were very lucky and blessed when the first earthquake took place that it didn't claim any lives. If it's the case that people have lost their lives in this earthquake then I think all New Zealanders would mourn with a heavy heart.''
Other people have been seriously injured in the earthquake and many people have lost their homes or workplace.
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