The official death toll now stands at 123 and is expected to rise.
More than 200 people are still missing. The dead and the missing are from more than 20 different countries.
Read all latest updates from Christchurch throughout the day here.
The victims of the Christchurch earthquake
Faces of the lost: remembering people killed in the Christchurch earthquake. You can leave your message of condolence.
Read and contribute messages of support here.
How you can help: See here for information and links to charities and organisations that are helping the people of Christchurch
Listen live: Newstalk ZB streaming coverage
Photos of the Christchurch earthquake here.
Video coverage of the Christchurch earthquake:
Sumner residents talk about the Christchurch earthquake, the boulders that fell from the cliffs and evacuations.
The Bruin family of Redcliffs have moved out of their earthquake-damaged home and into their children's cramped but cosy playhouse.
See all video coverage here.